Albertson's Hit With Major Race Discrimination Class Action

12 Current Employees Claim the Giant Food Chain Engages in Racial Profiling

And Treats African American Employees as Second Class Citizens



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Law Offices of Edward C. Casey Jr.

    OAKLAND, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive Press Release/ --
 On April 20, 2001, a race discrimination class action against Albertson's was
 filed by Oakland civil rights attorneys Ed Casey and Mary Shea.  The complaint
 is brought by 12 current long-term employees of Albertson's alleging that they
 and other African American employees are subjected to race-based assignments
 and are routinely denied promotions, equal pay, full-time work status, and
 given the least desirable work schedules.
     The Plaintiff's Complaint alleges that Albertson's and its predecessor
 Lucky Stores, Inc., has a glass ceiling preventing African American employees
 from being promoted to Assistant Manager or higher.  They further allege that
 bids for job openings are often not posted, as required by the Collective
 Bargaining Agreement, or are posted only after the job opening has already
 been awarded to a non-African American employee.  "The discrimination is
 reminiscent of the south in the early 60's," claims attorney Casey.  "When the
 truth is revealed, this community will be outraged."
     Most of the complaining employees have worked for Albertson's (or the
 company with which it merged, Lucky Stores, Inc.) for more than 10 years.
 One of the complainants has been employed for 26 years and one for 31 years.
 Despite their decades of service, many of the complaining employees were told
 they didn't have enough seniority when they asked management why they were not
 being chosen for a job opening, preferred schedule, or management training
 program.
     In one instance, the employee has submitted a bid for full-time employee
 status every 6 months for 26 years, but has never been granted full-time
 status.  During the same period numerous non-African American employees with
 less seniority have been granted full-time positions.
     According to attorney Shea, "These employees have devoted their entire
 adult working lives to Albertson's.  Oakland may be culturally diverse, but
 discrimination is still rampant."
     Anyone who wants to learn more about this lawsuit can send e-mail to
 EmployeeJustice@aol.com or call Ed Casey, Mary Shea or Julie Mains at
 510-208-4422.
 
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SOURCE Law Offices of Edward C. Casey Jr.
    OAKLAND, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive Press Release/ --
 On April 20, 2001, a race discrimination class action against Albertson's was
 filed by Oakland civil rights attorneys Ed Casey and Mary Shea.  The complaint
 is brought by 12 current long-term employees of Albertson's alleging that they
 and other African American employees are subjected to race-based assignments
 and are routinely denied promotions, equal pay, full-time work status, and
 given the least desirable work schedules.
     The Plaintiff's Complaint alleges that Albertson's and its predecessor
 Lucky Stores, Inc., has a glass ceiling preventing African American employees
 from being promoted to Assistant Manager or higher.  They further allege that
 bids for job openings are often not posted, as required by the Collective
 Bargaining Agreement, or are posted only after the job opening has already
 been awarded to a non-African American employee.  "The discrimination is
 reminiscent of the south in the early 60's," claims attorney Casey.  "When the
 truth is revealed, this community will be outraged."
     Most of the complaining employees have worked for Albertson's (or the
 company with which it merged, Lucky Stores, Inc.) for more than 10 years.
 One of the complainants has been employed for 26 years and one for 31 years.
 Despite their decades of service, many of the complaining employees were told
 they didn't have enough seniority when they asked management why they were not
 being chosen for a job opening, preferred schedule, or management training
 program.
     In one instance, the employee has submitted a bid for full-time employee
 status every 6 months for 26 years, but has never been granted full-time
 status.  During the same period numerous non-African American employees with
 less seniority have been granted full-time positions.
     According to attorney Shea, "These employees have devoted their entire
 adult working lives to Albertson's.  Oakland may be culturally diverse, but
 discrimination is still rampant."
     Anyone who wants to learn more about this lawsuit can send e-mail to
 EmployeeJustice@aol.com or call Ed Casey, Mary Shea or Julie Mains at
 510-208-4422.
 
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 SOURCE  Law Offices of Edward C. Casey Jr.