This is an investigation and pending Title VII class action lawsuit against Eastman Kodak Company on behalf of all past, present and future African American Kodak employees and seeks to put an end to years of racial discrimination.
The class action complaint alleges that Kodak has engaged in ongoing, pervasive racial discrimination against its African American employees. Specifically, the suit charges that Kodak pays African Americans less than white employees, assigns them to lower job classifications and wage grades, discriminates against them in their job evaluations, and denies them opportunities for training, mentoring, promotion and advancement provided to similarly situated Caucasian employees. The suit also alleges that Kodak assigns African Americans to more difficult and dangerous jobs than their Caucasian co-workers, which also offer less opportunity for job advancement, and has subjected them to a continuing pattern and practice of harassment resulting in an ongoing racially hostile work environment. Finally, the suit alleges that Kodak retaliates against African Americans who complain about these practices. The lawsuit seeks an end to Kodak's discriminatory and retaliatory practices, make whole relief for the Class, and punitive damages.
The class action allegations were confirmed by a four and a half year investigation conducted by the EEOC, which resulted in a determination that Kodak has engaged in a pattern and practice of discrimination against its African American employees. According to the EEOC's determination, "egregious incidents of harassment [at Kodak] continue today."
Name (Stock Symbol)
Eastman Kodak Company (EK)
Eastman Kodak Company provides imaging technology products and services to the photographic and graphic communications markets worldwide.
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