Date: June 2003

The class-action suit Gonzalez v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores accused the company of passing on minority candidates to work in their stores in favor of white candidates. However, if they were hired, former employees claimed they were relegated to "low-visibility" positions like the back of the store. Both parties reached a settlement in 2005 and A&F paid $50 million to minority employees who had been affected by discrimination.