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Medtronic pays $290k to settle wage discrimination lawsuit

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 7:59am
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Medical device titan Medtronic closes the books on a wage discrimination lawsuit accusing the company of paying its Hispanic employees less than it paid white workers.

Medtronic pays $290k to settle wage discrimination lawsuit

Minnesota medical device company Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is closing the books on a years-old wage discrimination case, paying $290,000 to settle claims that it paid Hispanic workers less than white workers.

Filed by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, the lawsuit claimed that Medtronic shortchanged 78 Hispanic entry-level employees at a Danvers, Mass., facility. The alleged misconduct dated back to 2008 and continued for 5 years, according to a Labor Dept. statement.

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