BIAS SUITS SEEN FORCING REVIEW OF HR PRACTICES

Discrimination suits are forcing supermarket companies to re-evaluate their human-resource practices as never before.In recent years, supermarket companies have been slammed with such suits, resulting in large judgments in favor of the plaintiffs. Ingles Markets is just the latest, with four current and former employees filing a sexual discrimination suit against the Black Mountain, N.C.-based company

Discrimination suits are forcing supermarket companies to re-evaluate their human-resource practices as never before.

In recent years, supermarket companies have been slammed with such suits, resulting in large judgments in favor of the plaintiffs. Ingles Markets is just the latest, with four current and former employees filing a sexual discrimination suit against the Black Mountain, N.C.-based company last month. Publix Super Markets settled with workers for $81.5 million last year a

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