Our loss data experts compiled 12 notable discrimination losses tracked in our proprietary EPLI loss data containing more than 55,000 employment practices liability cases. This document highlights the huge financial impact resulting from these cases.
Decades ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called to an end to all kinds of discrimination. While his actions resulted in significant changes, discrimination still abounds.
We compiled notable discrimination losses across various categories including:
As the data illustrates, discrimination has many facets and could mean the loss of millions of dollars to organizations of all sizes and in all industries.
In one notable case, a French rail operator suffered $168 million in losses after being found guilty of discriminating against hundreds of Moroccan workers. In another notable case, a major retail bank was ordered by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to provide relief to consumers harmed by illegal marketing and discriminatory credit card practices. The total losses incurred by the bank were a whopping $225 million.
Read about these and other discrimination losses in Notable Discrimination Losses.