Sam’s Club, a national retailer, has settled a discrimination case alleging that 9 Hispanic employees of its Fresno, CA location were discriminated and harassed by fellow workers based upon their being Hispanic. The allegations were that for an extended period of time, these employees were subjected to regular disparaging remarks about Mexicans from a Mexican-American Co-worker. The EEOC claimed that since 2005 these workers regularly underwent insults about Mexicans. The case was settled for a collective sum of $440,000.00.
This appears to have been a co-worker on co-worker discrimination claim, which went on for an extended period of time, and was considered severe and pervasive in the workplace. The claims likely involved that Sam’s Club knew of and/or should of know of the discrimination and failed to take action to stop it.