EEOC Accuses Bass Pro Shops Of Systemic Race Bias

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 4:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Thursday in Texas federal court accused sporting goods retailer Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC of systematically failing to hire black and Hispanic employees and retaliating against employees who protested the discriminatory practices.

The EEOC alleges qualified black and Hispanic candidates were routinely denied employment for positions such as sales associate, cashier, team leader, supervisor, manager and numerous other retail positions at Springfield, Mo.-based Bass Pro.

The alleged discriminatory hiring practices are believed to have affected overt 1,000 current and...
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