Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Satchell, et al. v. FedEx (Racial Discrimination)
In April 2007, a FedEx subsidiary settled a racial discrimination lawsuit for nearly $55 million, plus an additional $15 million in attorneys’ fees. The class action lawsuit alleged that FedEx Express discriminated against its African-American and Hispanic workers by denying them promotions, treating them unfairly in evaluation and disciplinary proceedings, and paying them less than white employees. The settlement affects 20,000 African-American and Hispanic employees who work or have worked in FedEx’s western U.S. region – California, Washington, Utah and Hawaii – since October 1999. The settlement received final approval in August 2007.
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