Mitsuwa Marketplace Will Pay $250,000 to Settle EEOC National Origin Discrimination Suit
Mitsuwa Marketplace, the largest Japanese supermarket in the U.S., will pay $250,000 to settle a national origin discrimination suit filed against it by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
The EEOC alleged that Mitsuwa paid Hispanic employees less than non-Hispanics. The suit arose after an employee complained to the EEOC about being underpaid by Mitsuwa because he was Hispanic. The EEOC investigated and found that Mitsuwa had systematically discriminated against Hispanic employees since 2005.
Discrimination against an employee because of national origin violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In addition to paying $250,000 to the affected employees, Mitsuwa agreed to periodic monitoring by the EEOC to ensure that it complies with Title VII.
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