December 8, 2021 – Update – Today the Settlement Administrator mailed and emailed the court-approved Notice and Claim Form to Class Members. If you received this Notice, it is because you meet the class definition in the employment data of the Kaiser-related entities. Please review these materials for important deadlines.
A copy of the Notice may be found online here for review.
A copy of the Enhancement Claim Form may be found here.
For more information, please refer to the Settlement Administrator’s website at www.kaisersettlement.com
Earlier in the Case
On December 1, 2021, The Court preliminarily approved the class action settlement, and directed Notice to be sent to the Class. Notice will be sent on December 8, 2021. A copy of the order may be found online here for review.
Also on December 1st, the San Francisco Superior Court issued an order granting preliminary approval to a proposed $11.5 million settlement of a class action lawsuit, filed in April 2021, alleging race discrimination in pay and promotions on behalf of a Class of approximately 2,225 African American employees in two job families (Administrative Support and Consulting Services) at Kaiser Permanente entities in California.
Under the Settlement, Kaiser will pay $11.5 million and institute comprehensive workplace programs to benefit the plaintiff class. Kaiser has estimated that the implementation of the programmatic relief will entail at least $2 million in internal costs, and that Kaiser’s culture change training program, Belong@KP, will cost an additional $7 million over the three years of the Settlement monitoring period.
Next Steps: The Court will set a hearing date for final settlement approval. If the court grants final approval to the settlement, the third-party administrator will allocate settlement amounts based on an objective formula to each qualifying class member.