11 Top Companies Hit With Employee Racial Discrimination Suits
BMW has to pay up $1.6 million to settle a racial discrimation lawsuit filed in June 2013, AP reports. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hit BMW with a lawsuit, claiming that one of its South Carolina facilities used a criminal background check policy that unfairly impacted African-Americans. Consequently, out of 645 experienced employees, 88 were denied rehire, including 70 Blacks, the commission revealed. Similar lawsuits against big-name companies focus national attention on the mistreatment that workers of color claim to face. Keep reading to find out about racial discrimination suits launched by employees at Tiffany’s, Louis Vuitton and more.