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Even positions that are posted on the computerized job posting system may contain a notation that an internal candidate has already been identified.
Jobs are filled without being posted, candidates are handpicked in advance, and supervisors who make hiring decisions disregard the results of panel interviews and manipulate scores in order to ensure that their favorites are chosen. As a result of this kind of discrimination, African-Americans are denied the opportunity to advance to the same level and at the same rate as equally qualified Caucasian employees.
Few African-Americans advance to senior levels in the Company, especially when compared to the significant representation of African-Americans among salaried employees.
Indeed, although African-Americans make up about Inonly 7. African-Americans in senior positions are concentrated in less powerful and non-revenue-generating areas. The Human Resources Division and the External Affairs Department a community relations office in the Corporate Affairs Division account for over half of the African-American senior management officials in the corporate headquarters, while high-level positions of significant influence in divisions such as Global Marketing, Finance, Information Systems and Technical Operations purchasing and production-related activities have virtually all Caucasian employees.
Only about five percent of high-level positions are held by African-American employees, but when Human Resources and Corporate Affairs are excluded from the calculation, that figure drops to 2. African-American employees at Coca-Cola are involuntarily terminated at a much higher rate than Caucasian employees.
Similar trends hold true for as well. This discrimination represents a company-wide pattern and practice, rather than a series of isolated incidents.
Although Coca-Cola has carefully cultivated African-Americans as consumers of its product by public pronouncements, strategic alliances, and specific marketing strategies, it has failed to place the same importance on its African-American employees.
The jurisdiction of this Court is invoked pursuant to 28 U. Venue is proper in this District pursuant to 28 U. She is a current employee of Coca-Cola, where she has worked for over three years as a grade 5 administrative assistant. She alleges, inter alia, that in her current virtually all-white department, she has experienced discrimination in performance evaluations and in the terms and conditions of her employment, and she has not been promoted, although the Caucasian employee who held her job previously was promoted to pay grade 9.
He is a current employee of Coca-Cola, where he has worked for over two years as a Security Officer. Clark alleges, inter alia, that he has been denied promotions on the basis of race, and has been repeatedly denied the opportunity to even apply for promotions, because of the common practice of filling supervisory jobs without posting the positions.
She is a current employee of Coca-Cola, where she has worked for almost nine years. Ingram alleges, inter alia, that in her current position as an Information Systems Analyst, Ingram has been consistently paid below her grade level and thousands of dollars less than comparable Caucasian employees.
She is a former employee of Coca-Cola, where she worked for about thirteen years, rising from an entry-level trainee job to a Director-level grade 13 position. Orton has a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and sixteen years of experience in sales and marketing.
Orton alleges, inter alia, that she was significantly underpaid compared with comparable Caucasian employees, was compensated at the low end of her pay grade range, and supervised Caucasian employees who were paid more than she was.
Defendant Coca-Cola is a Delaware corporation and maintains its corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Coca-Cola employs approximately 29, employees worldwide, including affiliates and subsidiaries.
Organizational chart attached as Exhibit C. Coca-Cola employs approximately 5, employees in the Corporate Office. Coca-Cola International includes both U.
Employees are commonly rotated from Atlanta to international assignments and then back to the United States. Upon information and belief, hiring and management practices for salaried employees of Coca-Cola International are subject to the central control of the Coca-Cola Company through policies and practices disseminated by the Corporate Office, including use of the same pay grade system, compensation system, job posting system, and evaluation procedures, as those used by other Coca-Cola entities.
Minute Maid, formerly known as the Coca-Cola Foods Company, is based in Houston, Texas and produces and markets juices and juice drinks. Coca-Cola has 44 percent of sales of soft drinks in the U.
Paragraphs 1 through 17 above are incorporated herein by reference. The named Plaintiffs bring this action on their own behalf, and on behalf of a class of persons under Rule 23 a and 23 b 2 and b 3 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The named Plaintiffs seek to represent a class of: Plaintiffs reserve the right to amend the definition of the Class following discovery.
The individuals in the Class are so numerous that joinder of all members is impracticable. Plaintiffs estimate that there are at least members of the Class. There are questions of law and fact common to the Class that predominate over any questions affecting only individuals. Among these common questions are: Whether there are statistically significant disparities between the evaluation scores of African-American employees and the evaluation scores of Caucasian employees, sufficient to permit an inference of intentional discrimination; d.
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