By  on May 9, 2013

The Wet Seal Inc. agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged managers were told to fire African-American employees and hire and promote white workers who fit the Wet Seal brand image.

Under the settlement, Wet Seal agreed to “post open positions, implement new selection criteria and interview protocols, revamp its annual performance reviews and compensation structure, add regional human resources directors, implement more diversity and inclusion communications and training for field and corporate office employees, and enhance its investigations training and processes.”

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