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$45M Settlement Reached in Family Dollar Store Employment Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit

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Charleston, NC: A $45 million settlement has been finalized ending an employment discrimination class action lawsuit brought by 37,000 former and current female managers for Family Dollar Store Inc. The plaintiffs alleged that Family Dollar Store paid them less than their male counterparts. The lawsuit was brought 15 years ago.

Under the terms of the agreement, there will be a "comprehensive programmatic relief” requiring Family Dollar to review its manager compensation setting process in consultation with labor economics experts.

The settlement deal will cover nine class representatives, each of whom shall receive $10,000. The remaining named plaintiffs will receive a service award of $5,000. The deal also provides for up to $1 million in litigation expenses.

According to court documents only nine class members have opted out of the settlement, leading the judge to believe the settlement was fair and reasonable.

The case is Scott et al. v. Family Dollar Stores Inc., case number 3:08-cv-00540, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

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