Black Merrill Workers Seek Board's Help In Race Case

Law360, New York (May 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Seventeen current and former Merrill Lynch & Co. employees who have filed a proposed class action discrimination suit against the company have asked its board to participate in settlement talks.

George McReynolds and other black plaintiffs in the suit sent a letter to Merrill Lynch’s 11-member board last week seeking to resolve their claims that the firm engages in systematic and pervasive discrimination.

In the letter, the plaintiffs’ steering committee asks for a diversity program that would make Merrill Lynch a “more attractive place for people...
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