DUBLIN, Calif. — Lucky Stores Inc. said Friday that it agreed to institute new training programs and promotion policies after being found guilty of sex discrimination.
Under the consent decree filed in federal court, Lucky Stores will provide an entry-level management training program and allow employees to bid for promotions to management positions.
It also set goals for increasing representation of women in store management positions.
A U.S. District judge in San Francisco in August found Lucky Stores, a unit of American Stores Co., guilty of sex discrimination in its Northern California division, which operates 188 stores.
Also Friday, Lucky Stores said in the damage phase of the trial, set to begin Sept. 14, it will present evidence that back pay award claims should be between $3 million and $6 million.