Feds Fine Macy's For Discrimination

Jun 28, 2013

The Justice Department says it has resolved allegations against Cincinnati-based Macy's that the retailer imposed discriminatory document requirements on immigrant employees to verify that they were eligible to work.

Federal law bars employers from demanding more or different identification documents from employees based on workers' immigration status and prohibits employers from limiting those workers' choice of documents. Macy's will pay a 175-thousand dollar fine and create a 100-thousand dollar back pay fund to compensate the workers. It will also train its human resources personnel, and the Justice Department will monitor Macy's practices for two years.