7-Eleven Settles Age Discrimination Suit

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7-Eleven Settles Age Discrimination Suit

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. has reached an agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to settle an age discrimination lawsuit.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, alleged that the convenience store chain failed to promote a 58-year-old employee to an executive assistant position based on her age, the EEOC said.

Under the settlement agreement, 7-Eleven, while denying all liability, will pay $20,000 to the employee and provide manager training and posting of anti-discrimination employee notices. The EEOC will monitor executive assistant promotions, according to the Dallas Business Journal.

"7-Eleven has agreed to make sure that each executive assistant promotion is decided without regard to the candidate's age. They have agreed to post all executive assistant jobs; this will help ensure fairness in the process," Toby Wosk Costas, EEOC acting regional attorney, said in a statement.

7-Eleven operates more than 5,800 convenience stores in the United States.