USA: Sara Lee pays out US$3.5m for settlement of racial discrimination lawsuit
Sara Lee Foods (SLF), a division of the US consumer products giant, will pay out US$3.5m to settle a racial discrimination litigation brought by a group of its former employees. Civil actions, which had been filed on behalf of 139 individual African-American former employees of the company, all concerned employment disputes related to a food processing plant in Philadelphia, including the closure of that facility in August 2001.
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