Court approves $1.2 million settlement between EEOC [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] and McKesson [McKesson Water Products Company, and Groupe Danone which acquired McKesson in 2000] for race discrimination [USA]
Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Published on: 6 March 2002
They claimed that McKesson assigned African-American drivers to routes in low-income neighborhoods, which were often less profitable than routes in affluent communities. Because pay and promotion were tied to the profitability of the routes, the African-American drivers received lower compensation and fewer promotions than those assigned to the affluent areas.
Related companies: Danone