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Lawsuit accuses 2 Chicago-area bakeries of systemic racial hiring discrimination

Lawsuit accuses 2 Chicago-area bakeries of systemic racial hiring discrimination

A lawsuit seeking class action status alleges black job candidates were passed over in favor of Hispanic workers at two Chicago-area bakeries that hired through staffing agencies to hide the discriminatory practices.

The lawsuit, filed Monday afternoon in Chicago federal court, alleges that systemic racial discrimination occurred from 2014 through early 2018 at the Cloverhill industrial baking factories in Chicago’s Galewood neighborhood on the Northwest Side and in west suburban Cicero, which at the time were owned by Swiss parent company Aryzta.

Aryzta in February

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