Macy's settles suit over allegations of discrimination
The Justice Department and Macy's have resolved allegations that the retailer imposed discriminatory document requirements on immigrant employees to verify that they were eligible to work.
The anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act bars employers from demanding more or different identification documents from employees based on workers' immigration status and prohibits employers from limiting those workers' choice of documents.
Macy's has agreed to revise its procedures, provide training to its human resources personnel, pay the government $175,000 in civil penalties and create a $100,000 back-pay fund to compensate employees. In addition, the Justice Department will monitor Macy's practices for two years.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Energy sector adjusts to global oil plummet
- New York farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches
- Diane Stafford: Consider digital footprint
- ‘Staff Pick’ is golden ticket on Kickstarter
- Hospital finances still crying ‘ouch’
- Drought opens Texas ranchers’ eyes to income options
- EDMC accused in GI Bill scheme
- Rice Energy spin-off priced below expected range
- Harmar developer sells 15 hotels in Western Pa., West Virginia
- Pennsylvania jobless rate drops to 5.1 percent
- Mind the time: Optimize last-minute shopping