Case: Estrada V. Bashas' Inc

Settlement Funds Distributed in Class Action Seeking Equal Pay for Hispanic Workers

In April 2015, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona granted final approval of a $6.5 million settlement on behalf of Hispanic grocery store workers. We are now in the process of distributing settlement funds to members of the class. 

In 2002, our co-counsel Davis, Cowell & Bowe filed a complaint alleging discrimination on behalf of thousands of Hispanic grocery store workers in Arizona. The Impact Fund joined the case in 2004. While jobs within the company’s three store formats were identical, the employer used a lower pay scale for workers in its Hispanic-format stores, which were staffed by predominantly Hispanic workers. 

In late May 2013, after over a decade of litigation, the district court granted our motion for class certification, permitting over 12,000 workers to challenge the pay inequity as a group.