Attorneys in a major race discrimination class action have reached a settlement that would force FedEx Corp. to shell out almost $55 million and overhaul its pay, discipline and promotions practices. The suit claimed that a unit of the national shipping company harbored a culture of hostility toward people of color, allowing racial bias to infect its human resources decisions. If approved, the settlement would benefit some 20,000 hourly employees and low-level operations managers.
FedEx, Workers Reach $55 Million Deal on Racial Claims
April 11, 2007