Menards to pay $1 million to black workers at Midwest stores

The Eau Claire-based company has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a discrimination case. Black employees claim they were passed over for promotions because of their race.
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The Eau Claire-based company has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a discrimination case. Black employees claim they were passed over for promotions because of their race.

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