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October 5, 2002 | Bloomberg News
WORKPLACE * Rent-A-Center Inc.'s $47-million settlement of gender discrimination lawsuits facing the rent-to-own chain has been approved by a federal judge, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said. The settlement covers about 4,600 women who were fired or forced out after Renter's Choice acquired the company in 1998 or who claimed they were demoted, denied promotions or sexually harassed.
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October 5, 2002 | Bloomberg News
WORKPLACE * Rent-A-Center Inc.'s $47-million settlement of gender discrimination lawsuits facing the rent-to-own chain has been approved by a federal judge, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said. The settlement covers about 4,600 women who were fired or forced out after Renter's Choice acquired the company in 1998 or who claimed they were demoted, denied promotions or sexually harassed.
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March 9, 2002 | Associated Press
A nationwide rent-to-own company will pay $47 million to more than 5,300 women and make sweeping changes to its employment practices in settling two sex discrimination lawsuits, the company and attorneys for women who sued it said. Plano, Texas-based Rent-A-Center Inc. admitted no liability but agreed to fill 10% of job vacancies in the first 15 months after the deal with women who alleged they were fired because of their gender since 1998 or were rejected as job applicants.
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January 31, 2012 | By Melanie Mason, Tom Hamburger and Matea Gold, Washington Bureau
The new role that the super-rich play in electoral politics began to emerge with greater clarity Tuesday as recently formed "super PACs" publicly reported their donors and expenses for 2011. Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney's candidacy, raised $30 million during 2011, thanks in part to separate $1-million donations from three New York-based hedge fund executives: Paul Singer, Robert Mercer and Julian Robertson. Two privately held corporations each gave $1 million to Romney as well.
NEWS
July 25, 2000 | PATT MORRISON
Member of the wrong sex? Enjoy the wrong kind of sex? If the answer's yes, it's no seller's market for some job-seekers in the Bay Area. A Texas-based appliance rental company has to pony up $2 million in damages to job applicants and employees at its Bay Area stores who were asked 502 true-false statements, such as whether they believed in "the second coming of Christ." Job-seekers had to respond to intrusive statements such as "I have never indulged in any unusual sex practices."
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