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The Nation : GAO Settles Job Bias Cases

The General Accounting Office has agreed to pay $3.5 million to more than 300 current and former black workers who accused the investigative arm of Congress of racial discrimination, lawyers in the case and the GAO announced in Washington. The agreement ends two class-action complaints filed with the GAO and the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. The settlement affects blacks who were denied equal opportunities for promotion to upper-level positions from 1976 to the present.


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