Ferrara Candy Company Discrimination Settlement

Class Eligibility

The Ferrara Candy class action settlement is open to all Ferrara Direct Applicant Class Members and all African-Americans who sought a work assignment through REM or through Labor Power and were otherwise eligible to work at Ferrara but were not assigned or hired to work at the company between Feb. 27, 2009 and Dec. 22, 2015.

Estimated Amount


Individuals who submit a valid claim will receive an equal share of the settlement pool minus expenses

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Lucas, et al. v. Ferrara Candy Company, et al.,
Case No. 1:13-cv-01525
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division

Case Summary

The lawsuit claims that the employer limited or completely excluded African-American workers from being hired by Ferrara for positions of Machine Operator, Mogul Cook, Engrosser, Janitor, Quality Control Technician or Shipping Clerk.

The plaintiffs claim that Ferrara was able to get away with this practice by hiring agencies who instead hired Latinos for those positions.

Settlement Pool





Lucas v. Ferrara Candy Company

c/o GCG

P.O. Box 35100

Seattle, WA 98124-1100