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Justice Dept, Macy’s settle employment allegations

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and Macy’s Inc. have resolved allegations that the retailer imposed discriminatory document requirements on immigrant employees to verify they were eligible to work.

The Immigration and Nationality Act bars employers from demanding more or different ID documents from employees, based on immigration status, and prohibits employers from limiting those workers’ choice of documents.

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Macy’s agreed to revise its procedures, provide training to human resources personnel, pay $175,000 in civil penalties, and create a $100,000 back pay fund to compensate employees.

Macy’s employs 180,000 workers in the United States.

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