Sodexho Alliance: Press Release.Business Editors
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2003
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In March 2001, ten current and former employees of Marriott Management Services, Inc., which later became Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc. and is now Sodexho, Inc. filed a lawsuit alleging that they and other African-American salaried employees were discriminated against on the basis of their race. The plaintiffs' complaint alleges unspecified damages on behalf of a class of over 2,600 current and former employees of Sodexho, Inc. relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
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This lawsuit is not new and Sodexho informed the financial community of it in a timely manner.
In June 2002, the district court for the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). certified the case as a class action.
Yesterday the Supreme Court declined to review the technical standards for certification of the class. This was not a decision about the merits of the case.
Sodexho firmly denies the plaintiffs' allegations of racial discrimination and considers this case is entirely without merit. Since its creation, Sodexho has never tolerated any form of discrimination and has always been vigilant in offering each of its employees an equal opportunity.
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