Walgreens Pays $20M To Settle With EEOC

Law360, New York (July 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has dropped its lawsuit against Walgreen Co. after the Illinois-based drug store chain agreed to fork over $20 million to settle charges that it discriminated against thousands of African-American employees.

On Friday, the two sides revealed the tentative agreement, which must now be approved by U.S. District Judge Patrick Murphy of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois following a fairness hearing.

“We commend Walgreens for working cooperatively with us to reach an amicable settlement of this...
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