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Violation Tracker Summary for Mega-Scandal

Mega-Scandal: Employment Discrimination
Description: This list shows cases in which employers paid penalties of $25 million or more for discriminatory practices relating to race, gender and other protected categories.
Penalty Total since 2000$2,653,745,000
Number of Penalty Records: 35
Note: The totals here are adjusted to account for the fact that each current parent's entries may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.
Top 10 Current Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Goldman Sachs$215,000,0001
Bank of America$198,225,0002
Coca-Cola Co.$192,500,0001
Signet Jewelers$175,000,0001
Novartis$175,000,0001
Morgan Stanley$133,000,0003
Alphabet Inc.$118,000,0001
Abercrombie & Fitch$90,000,0002
Bath & Body Works, Inc.$90,000,0001
Sodexo$80,000,0001

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CompanyCurrent ParentCurrent Parent IndustryPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
California Public Employees' Retirement System employment discrimination2003EEOC$250,000,000
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachsfinancial servicesemployment discrimination2023private lawsuit-federal$215,000,000
Coca-Cola CompanyCoca-Cola Co.beveragesemployment discrimination2001private lawsuit-federal$192,500,000
Novartis CorporationNovartispharmaceuticalsemployment discrimination2010private lawsuit-federal$175,000,000
Sterling JewelersSignet Jewelersretailingemployment discrimination2022private lawsuit-state$175,000,000
Merrill LynchBank of Americafinancial servicesemployment discrimination2013private lawsuit-federal$160,000,000
Riot Games, Inc. employment discrimination2021CA-CRD$118,000,000
Google, LLCAlphabet Inc.information technologyemployment discrimination2022private lawsuit-state$118,000,000
Riot Games Inc. employment discrimination2023private lawsuit-state$100,000,000
L Brands, Inc.Bath & Body Works, Inc.retailingemployment discrimination2021OR-AG$90,000,000
Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc.Sodexorestaurants and foodserviceemployment discrimination2005private lawsuit-federal$80,000,000
Edward D. Jones & Co.Jones Financialfinancial servicesemployment discrimination2021private lawsuit-federal$58,000,000
SprintT-Mobile UStelecommunicationsemployment discrimination2007private lawsuit-federal$57,000,000
Morgan StanleyMorgan Stanleyfinancial servicesemployment discrimination2004EEOC$54,000,000
Activision Blizzard, Inc.Microsoftinformation technologyemployment discrimination2023CA-CRD$54,000,000
Federal ExpressFedExfreight and logisticsemployment discrimination2007private lawsuit-federal$53,500,000
Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.Abercrombie & Fitchretailingemployment discrimination2004EEOC$50,000,000
Verizon Communications, Inc.Verizon Communicationstelecommunicationsemployment discrimination2006EEOC$48,900,000
Rent-A-CenterRent-A-Centerretailingemployment discrimination2002EEOC$47,000,000
Morgan StanleyMorgan Stanleyfinancial servicesemployment discrimination2007private lawsuit-federal$46,000,000
Family Dollar StoresDollar Treeretailingemployment discrimination2018private lawsuit-federal$45,000,000
BoeingBoeingaerospace and military contractingemployment discrimination2004private lawsuit-federal$40,600,000
Abercombie & Fitch Co.Abercrombie & Fitchretailingemployment discrimination2005private lawsuit-federal$40,000,000
Merrill LynchBank of Americafinancial servicesemployment discrimination2013private lawsuit-federal$38,225,000
United AirlinesUnited Airlines Holdingsairlinesemployment discrimination2014private lawsuit-federal$36,500,000
Wells Fargo AdvisorsWells Fargofinancial servicesemployment discrimination2017private lawsuit-federal$35,500,000
Wynn Resorts & Wynn MA, LLCWynn Resortshotelsemployment discrimination2019MA-MGC$35,000,000
Smith BarneyMorgan Stanleyfinancial servicesemployment discrimination2008private lawsuit-federal$33,000,000
MetLife SecuritiesMetLifefinancial servicesemployment discrimination2017private lawsuit-federal$32,500,000
Winn-Dixie StoresAldiretailingemployment discrimination2000private lawsuit-federal$32,020,000
Wells Fargo AdvisorsWells Fargofinancial servicesemployment discrimination2011private lawsuit-federal$32,000,000
American Express Financial AdvisorsAmeriprise Financialfinancial servicesemployment discrimination2002private lawsuit-federal$31,000,000
Norfolk SouthernNorfolk Southernrailroadsemployment discrimination2000private lawsuit-federal$28,000,000
Sidley Austin LLPSidley Austinbusiness servicesemployment discrimination2007EEOC$27,500,000
Apple Inc.Apple Inc.electrical and electronic equipmentemployment discrimination2023DOJ_RIGHTS$25,000,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.