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Kroger settles racial bias suit

June 27, 2008|From Times Wire Services

Kroger Co. won preliminary approval of a $16-million settlement of a suit by black workers claiming discrimination.

The 2001 lawsuit alleged the grocery chain discriminated against black workers in setting starting pay.

Cincinnati-based Kroger also agreed to increase oversight of its pay decision-making, said the accord filed in federal court in Louisville, Ky.

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