Ralphs Agrees to Alter Arbitration Language

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission here said last week that Ralphs Grocery Co., a subsidiary of the Kroger Co., Cincinnati, plans to clarify language in its employment contracts as part of an agreement to pay $70,000 to a former employee in the Midwest division of its Food 4 Less chain.

CHICAGO — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission here said last week that Ralphs Grocery Co., a subsidiary of the Kroger Co., Cincinnati, plans to clarify language in its employment contracts as part of an agreement to pay $70,000 to a former employee in the Midwest division of its Food 4 Less chain. The commission said the contract language was designed to discourage employees from filing discrimination charges. According to a ruling by a U.S. District Court judge here, Ralphs violated

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