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November 14, 2005
Boeing to Pay $72.5 Million for Gender Discrimination

Boeing Co. will pay a $72.5 million settlement to be shared among some 17,960 female employees who joined a class action suit alleging gender discrimination.

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The aerospace company reached a preliminary agreement over a year ago to settle the lawsuit for anywhere between $40.6 and $72.5 million. Documents filed last week in a U.S. district court in Seattle reveal the final payout was the maximum amount allowed, according to reports from the Associated Press and Seattle news station KOMO. According to the plaintiffs' lead attorney, individual payments to the nearly 18,000 women will range from $500 to $26,000.

The lawsuit, filed in 2000, alleged a pattern of discrimination at Boeing's Seattle-area plants, as evidenced in part by company documents which showed that women typically earned $1,000 to $2,000 less than men for similar jobs. In reaching the settlement agreement, Boeing admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to change its hiring, pay, promotion, and complaint investigation procedures.

Meanwhile, a race discrimination suit filed on behalf of 15,000 African-American Boeing employees is scheduled to go to trial in federal court next month.

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