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Fanatics Retail Pays EEOC $322K Over Race Harassment (Corrected)

April 17, 2019, 8:13 PMUpdated: April 18, 2019, 4:39 PM

Sports apparel giant Fanatics Retail Group Fulfillment LLC has agreed to pay the EEOC $322,050 to resolve allegations it subjected a black employee to racial slurs and comments.

The alleged harassment occurred at the company’s Jacksonville, Fla., facilities, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged in its July 24 lawsuit. The company also subjected Vincent Perkins to disparate treatment based on race, including denying him promotion, and retaliated against him for complaining about the mistreatment, the EEOC said.

Timothy J. Corrigan of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida approved the settlement April 17.

Fanatics agreed to ...