Chapter_12-_Walgreens_Case - Chapter 12 Managing...

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Chapter 12 – Managing Individuals and a Diverse Workforce Case Assignment: Walgreen’s Walgreens is the nation’s largest drugstore chain with annual sales of $47.4 billion. It operates 5,584 stores in 47 states and Puerto Rico and plans to have 7,000 stores by 2010. The plan was going very smoothly until March 2007, when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed an employment discrimination class-action lawsuit against Walgreens, alleging widespread racial bias against thousands of African American workers. Robert Johnson, EEOC regional attorney in St. Louis, said, “Black managers are assigned to stores in black neighborhoods more often than one would expect, and black employees are not being promoted to management and within management as often as similar white employees.” Walgreens issued a statement saying, "As a company with a history of commitment to fairness, diversity, and opportunity, we are saddened and disappointed by the EEOC's decision. Our commitment is to providing
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course MAN 4583 taught by Professor Murphy during the Spring '11 term at St. Petersburg College.

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Chapter_12-_Walgreens_Case - Chapter 12 Managing...

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