Consumer Law

EEOC Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Dillard’s

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Dillard’s Inc. alleging that the national department store chain headquartered in Little Rock has failed to promote Black employees to managerial and supervisory positions because of their race since “at least January 2011.”

The lawsuit makes allegations on behalf of nine employees at stores in Little Rock; North Little Rock; Montgomery, Ala.; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Newman, Ga.; Cedar Hill, Texas; Biloxi, Miss.; and Metairie, La. It wants them to represent a class of “current and former African American employees who have been adversely affected by such practices.”

Julie Guymon, a corporate spokesman at Dillard’s headquarters, said Tuesday afternoon that “this lawsuit relates to the pending settlement of EEOC charges dating back to 2011. The settlement, pending court approval, resolves all outstanding issues between the parties.”

Read the source article at ArkansasOnline.com

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