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August-29-97

Mitsubishi Settles Private Bias Suit

Mitsubishi Motor Corporation has settled a lawsuit with 27 women who claim they were subjected to obscene remarks, unwanted touching, and sexual discrimination at the auto plant. Two of the original 29 plaintiffs chose not to participate in the settlement.

As part of the settlement agreement, Mitsubishi has agreed to donate $100,000 to women's causes and to make substantial cash payments to the plaintiffs. The amount of these payments has not been made public. A more extensive lawsuit, filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, accuses Mitsubishi of harassing more that 300 women and is not affected by the settlement of this private suit.

Media Resources: The Washington Post - August 29, 1997