Citing what they called a "corporate culture of discrimination," six current and former employees sued Best Buy last Thursday, claiming the retailer violated civil rights laws by discriminating against female and minority workers. The Best Buy case is similar to a class-action suit against Wal-Mart by current and former female employees who allege discrimination in pay and promotion. The lawsuit seeks class-action status and accuses Best Buy of putting black and Latino employees in lower-paying stockroom, cashier and minor sales positions. It claims Best Buy has a disproportionately white sales and management force, with white men making up more than 80% of the chain's managers. Fewer than 10% are women, African American or Latino.
Here's the story from the San Francisco Chronicle and one from the L.A. Times.Sexual Harassment, Pregnancy Discrimination, Age Discrimination, San Antonio, Employment Lawyer