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Niketown settles with black workers to end class-Action suit

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The Niketown store on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile will pay more than 400 current and former black employees a total of $5 million as part of the settlement in a class-action discrimination suit.

Niketown also will pay $2.6 million in attorneys’ fees and be subject to court monitoring. The U.S. District Court will appoint a diversity consultant to improve the work atmosphere for black employees.

The suit alleged Nike discriminated against black employees and created a hostile-work environment for them. Nike claimed no wrongdoing, but elected to settle the case rather than go to trial.  

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