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Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 11:52 AM EDT

BJ's settles discrimination suit for $100,000

South Florida Business Journal


BJ's Wholesale Club is to pay $100,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit involving its Homestead store, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Thursday.

The EEOC had filed suit in U.S. District Court in South Florida, charging that a hostile workplace was created when one of BJ's managers subjected a Puerto Rican employee and a black employee to offensive slurs based on race and national origin. The manager was a Cuban-American.

Natick, Mass.-based BJ's (NYSE: BJ) has about 177 warehouse clubs nationwide, including 13 in South Florida. [More…]