Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Abercrombie & Fitch
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 Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-apparel
Notes: 

Description field shows type of discrimination that EEOC had alleged.

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