Godiva Hit With Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (January 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A staffing agency has taken a bitter feud with Godiva Chocolatier Inc. to the court, alleging that the chocolate giant terminated a long-standing contract because too many of the agency's temporary employees were Hispanic or black.

Contemporary Personnel Inc., a Pennsylvania-based employment agency, filed the lawsuit against long-time client Godiva on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

According to the complaint, Contemporary was contracted by Godiva to provide temporary employees for more than eleven years. During that time, Contemporary says...
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