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2004/11/16-18 [Reference/Law/Court, Academia/StanfUrd] UID:34929 Activity:high
11/16   http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/11/16/abercrombie.lawsuit.ap/index.html
        "The lawsuit was filed last June in San Francisco by Hispanic and
        Asian groups charging that Abercrombie & Fitch, known for its
        "classic casual American" clothing styles, hires a disproportionately
        white sales force, puts minorities in less-visible jobs and cultivates
        a virtually all-white image in its catalogues and elsewhere"

        I don't get this. A&F (or any company) doesn't isn't obligated to
        use minority models and faces in its catalogues. Can't they do
        whatever they want in their catalogues?
        \_ hispanics already have shitty clothes.. - hispanic
        \_ What's the point of this, from a business standpoint?  Aren't they
           just losing money by not catering to non-white buyers?  It seems
           that they are screwing their shareholders  as well as their
           workers (as usual with shitty companies.)
        \_ "The original lawsuit was brought on behalf of nine young
           minorities, including students and graduates of Stanford
           University and the University of California, who were
           denied jobs or fired based on their race."  -tom
           \_ If you went to Stanford or Cal and you are working
              at A&F instead of shopping there, there is something
              seriously wrong with you.
              \_ why do you say that?  Like all major companies, A&F has
                 programmers, business managers, board members, etc.  It
                 doesn't say anything about the jobs being in retail.  -tom
              \_ I'm sure they worked there while still in school.
        \_ They can.  The point is that the all white image filtered down
           to the sales force, which is illegal.
        \_ so who gets the settlement money? hispanics or the fake
           hispanics w/ fake concern?
           \_ Trick question.  It goes to the lawyers.
           \_ don't forget the asians and fake asians w/ fake concerns.
              \_ What is a fake asian? Or a fake hispanic?
        \_ It's located in OH, a fucking red neck state with a lot of
           white supremacists and racists.
        \_ It's located in OH, a fucking red neck state who put an idiot
           back into the White House.
           \_ Why blame OH and not the other 30 states that voted for him?
        \_ um, yeah. I just searched their web site for about 8 min, could
           not find a single minority looking person in the catalog.
           HEIL AYRIAN RACE!!! KKK R3WLS! HEIL!
           \_ ?  I didn't even say anything... -John
           \_ Does Ayran include Indian and Iranian?
           \_ Does Aryan include Indian and Iranian?
                                  \_ depending on your caste.
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has agreed to pay $40 million to black, Hispanic and Asian employees and job applicants t o settle a class-action federal discrimination lawsuit that accused the clothing retailer of promoting whites at the expense of minorities, lawy ers said Tuesday. The settlement, approved Tuesday morning by US District Court Judge Sus an Illston, requires the company to adhere to a consent decree that call s for implementing new policies and programs to promote diversity and pr event discrimination in its workforce. It also must pay about $10 millio n to monitor compliance and cover attorneys' fees. "We have, and always have had, no tolerance for discrimination," said Mik e Jeffries, chairman and chief executive of New Albany, Ohio-based Aberc rombie & Fitch Co. The company settled to avoid "long, drawn out" litiga tion, he said in a release. The lawsuit was filed last June in San Francisco by Hispanic and Asian gr oups charging that Abercrombie & Fitch, known for its "classic casual Am erican" clothing styles, hires a disproportionately white sales force, p uts minorities in less-visible jobs and cultivates a virtually all-white image in its catalogues and elsewhere. A second, similar lawsuit was fi led against the company last November in New Jersey. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission joined the private plain tiffs in the lawsuit, which alleged that Abercrombie & Fitch violated po rtions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsuit specifically accused the company of engaging in recruiting and hiring practices that exclude minorities and adopting a virtually all-white marketing campaign. The EEOC estimated the settlement would affect more than 10,000 Hispanic, Asian or black men and women. Abercrombie & Fitch said it hired Todd Corley, a diversity consultant, as its newly created vice president of diversity under the consent decree, which also calls for hiring up to 25 diversity recruiters. The company also promised that its marketing materials would reflect diversity. The original lawsuit was brought on behalf of nine young minorities, incl uding students and graduates of Stanford University and the University o f California, who were denied jobs or fired based on their race. "This agreement promises to transform this company, whose distinctiveness will no longer stem from an all-white image and workforce," said Thomas A Saenz, vice president of litigation at the Mexican American Legal De fense and Educational Fund.