The parent company of Kay Jewelers is being sued in a class-action lawsuit over alleged sexual harassment and wage discrimination against women. The complaint claims that the company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Equal Pay Act. The allegations were made by employees and are based on the fact that Sterling has a long history of harassment and retaliation against women. This lawsuit claims that the parent company has been negligent in its hiring practices, which includes requiring employees to take multiple training systems within 180 days of employment.
The company is facing many complaints about pay and workplace harassment.
One woman working for Kay Jewelers claims that she was denied a promotion and was harassed by male co-workers. She also said that she had been told to stay away from the company for several months because she was “too female.” The employee told her that it was because she hadn’t seen her ring in a long time. But she wasn’t satisfied with that and asked another jeweler to look at the diamond’s certification number. The next person discovered that the diamond in her ring didn’t match her ring and sent it back.
The plaintiffs’ lawyers argued that the company failed to provide accessible point-of-sale devices to employees with disabilities. They cited the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law as grounds for a lawsuit. Both companies own Jared and Kay Jewelers. In July, they agreed to settle the charges against them and pay $11 million in fines and penalties. This is not a new policy for jewelry retailers, but it is the first time a company has faced allegations of sexual harassment.
The company has a history of discrimination, which includes the use of unlicensed or non-certified diamonds.
The women who are filing this suit alleged that Kay’s employees were denied their equal pay because they are female. In the past, the company has been accused of replacing its diamonds with fakes to make profits. The company settled the charges with regulators and agreed to pay $11 million in fines.
The court ordered that Kay should pay $11 million in compensation to all women who were wrongfully discriminated against. However, the company has not yet disclosed the exact amount of compensation. The company has agreed to settle the case with the plaintiffs. The settlement will be finalized in due course. If they agree to settle the case, they will receive damages in addition to the monetary losses. The retaliation of women is unfounded. In many cases, jewelry retailers are accused of mistreating women by denying them the right to a fair wage.
Kay and Jared have agreed to pay the full amount of compensation.
The court also ordered the company to reimburse the victims. The settlement amounts to $10 million total. However, this settlement is still very limited in scope. The two parties involved in the case were forced to settle in the end, but the deal is pending. There is no guarantee that the agreement will be finalized. The plaintiffs will receive only the money that they were owed.
Kay Jewelers has been sued over claims of sexual harassment and pay disparity. Earlier, the company voluntarily settled with the New York Attorney General over similar claims. The company has settled with the New York attorney general to pay the money. Despite the recent settlement, the court has yet to decide on the amount to be paid. The verdict is a huge win for those who have been subjected to discrimination and are entitled to fair compensation.
Kay has been under fire since its founding in 2009. It has allegedly been forced to pay more than the statutory minimum wage for women and subsequently fired employees.
The company’s lawsuit also owes the victims damages. The case has been settled due to a lack of transparency from Signet. Although the case is ongoing, the companies have pleaded guilty to the claims. The fines for the violations range from $1 million to $21 million.
The company has settled the charges against it. The two companies have settled on an $11 million settlement. The settlement is in the best interest of the employees and the company. There are no costs associated with settling the lawsuit is a great example of employee activism. Even though the companies aren’t doing much right now, they are still being sued. The case is bringing them together in a class action against the parent company.