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United Parcel Service, Inc.
Carter v. UPS (Racial Discrimination)
Date: 01/18/1999 (Date of Settlement)
Misconduct Type: Labor
Enforcement Agency: Non-Governmental
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: United Parcel Service agreed to pay $8.2 million to about 12,000 employees to settle allegations that it discriminated against African-American employees in pay, promotion, and job assignments. (The overall amount of the settlement was reportedly $12.1 million.) The lawsuit alleged that UPS routinely passed over African-American workers for promotion in favor of less-experienced white workers, failed to pay African-American supervisors the same wages as whites, and retaliated against those who complained of unfair treatment.