EEOC Says AutoZone Racially Segregated Its Chicago Workers

Law360, New York (June 16, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Monday refuted AutoZone Inc.’s contention that transferring black employees to specific stores in the Chicago area cannot create a viable claim for employment bias if the employees are transferred laterally, calling the alleged practice “intentional racial segregation.”

Responding to the auto parts retailer’s June 11 motion for summary judgment, the EEOC disputed AutoZone’s argument that the alleged involuntary transfer of a black employee, Kevin Stuckey, did not cause the employee any loss in pay, benefits, position or responsibilities and...
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