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Circle K Settles EEOC Discrimination Case with $8M Payout

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said it ended its investigation into Circle K Stores relating to disability, pregnancy and retaliation discrimination charges after the convenience store chain agreed to pay $8 million to impacted employees. 

EEOCThe EEOC investigation determined there was reasonable cause to believe Circle K denied to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant and disabled workers. These workers were subject to involuntary unpaid leave and faced retaliation.

“We are pleased Circle K worked cooperatively with the EEOC to reach this conciliation agreement and, through our joint efforts, we have been able to bring about real change at Circle K without resorting to litigation,” EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows said.

Read the full release from the EEOC.

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