Bass Pro Says EEOC Bullied It To Accept $30M Bias Settlement

By Jeremy Heallen (May 15, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT) -- A subsidiary of Bass Pro Inc. on Wednesday urged a Texas federal court to toss a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit alleging the sporting goods chain systematically excluded minorities from its workforce, arguing the agency rebuffed mandatory dispute resolution efforts and demanded $30 million before filing suit.

In a motion for summary judgment, Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC says that rather than attempting to give it a chance to investigate and remedy the alleged discriminatory practices, the EEOC refused to detail allegations made against the retailer and filed suit after its "enormous" settlement demand was rejected, violating a statutory requirement...

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