Tucker Vs Walgreen Company

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Walgreens is a well-known company that is commonly said to be "on every corner". This drugstore chain - with its large quantity of locations and businesses - employs many people to fully staff each location. With that being stated, it is only inevitable that the company will run into issues with its employees. On June 20th, 2005, an Illinois based Walgreens found itself in a racial discrimination class action case. According to the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, private plaintiffs "alleges that Walgreens practiced nationwide systemic racial discrimination against its African-American management and employees" (Miller, 2010). It was stated that Walgreens did this by denying African-Americans that chance to apply for or select entry level …show more content…
Walgreen Company and EEOC v. Walgreen Company have the potential to affect the organization's stakeholders, reputation and legal responsibilities. While there will always be the need for a more equal world and more aware and kind-hearted human beings, society is starting to break the surface with understanding the crucial necessity for equality and the demise of discrimination. But, when a company does not flow with the change of society, then the consequences could possibly become detrimental to the business, its reputation, its income and employee/customer loyalty. Especially when the business resides in a state that has a diverse racial and cultural base. A more detailed description of these effects will be found in the following paragraph. In these specific cases, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the law that neglected by Walgreens.
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Instead of fighting legal cases due to incompetency of human rights and equality, companies - especially ones as big as Walgreens - should be focusing on promoting diversity. Organizations and their employers and employees should be realizing the positive benefits that can come from having a diverse staff. Every individual brings a fresh aspect and personality to the table, so why are companies rejecting this? Due to the color of someone's skin or their cultural background? It's their loss which unfortunately affects both parties involved. The cases Tucker v. Walgreen Company and EEOC v. Walgreen Company are great examples of what happens when a company does not let this diversity and integration happen. Society can only hope that the justice served in these types of cases will serve as lessons learned, eventually eliminating these problems and creating more workplace equality across all boards. There is an extreme respect and admiration to the individuals who are standing up against what is wrong and fighting to make it

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