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Black Kaiser Employees Reach $11.5 Million Race Bias Settlement

April 22, 2021, 7:52 PM

Kaiser Permanente will pay $11.5 million to settle a class action alleging the plan’s compensation and performance policies discriminate against Black employees, attorneys for the class announced today.

Black employees at Kaiser entities in California have been underpaid, under-promoted, and undervalued, the class alleged.

The settlement covers a class of around 2,225 Black employees in administrative support and consulting services roles. According to a statement by the class counsel, the agreement also requires Kaiser to retain an independent consultant to develop and manage a job analysis review, which will be used to create additional opportunities including career development guides.

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