Abercrombie Settles Immigration-Related Lawsuit Over Hiring Practices
Abercrombie & Fitch agreed to pay more than $158,000 and be monitored for two years as part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations that it discriminated against a non-U.S. citizen when it required her to present a green card. The Columbus, Ohio-based company agreed to pay the woman $3,661 in back pay and a civil penalty of $1,100 to the U.S. It also agreed to establish a back pay fund of $153,932 to compensate anyone else who may have been discriminated against, the U.S. DOJ said in a statement. It also agreed to have its employment eligibility verification process monitored for two years. Abercrombie & Fitch maintained that it had not discriminated against the woman or violated the Immigration and Nationality Act in the settlement.