Stender v. Lucky Stores, Inc.

Stender v. Lucky Stores, Inc. was a class action brought on behalf of women employees of Lucky Stores, Inc.  After a three month trial, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued a lengthy opinion finding that Lucky’s employment practices violated federal and state fair employment laws.  The decision is reported at 803 F. Supp. 259 (N.D. Cal. 1992). The court then conducted hearings to determine an appropriate remedy.  The case subsequently settled for $80 million and a ten year settlement agreement under which Lucky Stores agreed to make significant changes to its personnel practices throughout California to insure equal employment opportunities for all employees and to increase the number of women in management positions.