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Picking Up The Tab For Bias At Shoney's


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PICKING UP THE TAB FOR BIAS AT SHONEY'S

Shoney's says it will pay $105 million to settle a 3 1/2-year-old lawsuit charging that it discriminated against black workers and job applicants. Plaintiffs in the class action claimed that the policy of the Nashville chain was to limit the number of black workers in public areas of restaurants and to harass white workers who objected to that policy. If approved by a federal judge, payments will be made to those who have been discriminated against in hiring, firing, or promotion practices since 1985.EDITED BY DEIDRE A. DEPKE


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