Carney Shegerian on $4M Sara Lee EEOC Race Discrimination Settlement

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2016 — Attorney Carney Shegerian, founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, recently released comments on a $4 million settlement in a race discrimination suit against the parent company of the baked goods brand, Sara Lee. The suit came after a number of black workers filed a charge with the EEOC alleging racial discrimination at a Sara Lee bakery in Paris, TX.

“It’s a travesty when an employer engages in discriminatory practices at work on the basis of race or any of the other protected categories outlined in antidiscrimination laws. Workers have to know that enduring substandard working conditions and harassment on the basis of race is absolutely illegal,” said Shegerian.

“Many of the workers in this case endured the substandard conditions for years, a fact that hopefully can provide a convincing example to employers: allowing unsavory discriminatory practices to continue unchecked is not the healthiest or most cost-friendly way to manage the well-being of a company,” Shegerian went on to say.

“It’s great to see workers with the tenacity and courage to stand by their case finally find closure through the justice system. To see that they did so with the legal support of the EEOC and according to laws created to address this and similar racial justice challenges throughout the nation is also a significant step in the right direction,” Shegerian commented.

Located in Los Angeles County, Shegerian & Associates is a law firm specializing in employment law and personal injury litigation. Shegerian & Associates is dedicated to serving the needs of its clients, and has won over 73 jury trials, including over 31 seven and eight figure verdicts. For more information, visit or

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