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The Cato Corporation Pays $3.5 Million to Settle EEOC Systemic Investigation

The Cato Corporation, a leading retailer of women's fashion and accessories, has agreed to pay $3.5 million to resolve a nationwide, systemic investigation conducted jointly out of the Chicago and Philadelphia Offices of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The EEOC's investigation found that the company denied reasonable accommodations to certain pregnant employees or those with disabilities, made certain employees take unpaid leaves of absence, and/or terminated them because of their disabilities.