Abercrombie settles discrimination claim with Justice Department

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 2:33 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said it had reached an agreement with clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch on a discrimination claim involving the immigration status of a non-U.S. citizen.

The department said Ohio-based Abercrombie had required a woman to present documentation to verify her eligibility for employment in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Under the settlement, Abercrombie will pay the woman about $3,700 in back wages, establish a fund of $154,000 for any similar cases and pay a civil penalty.

(Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Lisa Lambert)