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Company: Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.
Current Parent CompanyAbercrombie & Fitch
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Penalty: $50,000,000
Year: 2004
Date: November 18, 2004
Offense Group: employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: employment discrimination
Violation Description: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission private plaintiffs announced their mutual resolution of the lawsuit entitled EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., Case No. CV-04-4731 SI, which was filed on November 10, 2004, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. The lawsuit alleged that Abercrombie & Fitch, which operates a nationwide chain of retail stores, violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by maintaining recruiting and hiring practices that excluded minorities and women and adopting a restrictive marketing image, and other policies, which limited minority and female employment.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Ohio
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: retailing
Specific Industry of Current Parent: retail-apparel
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