Open Letter for Shareholder to Officers and Directors of Levi Strauss & Co.
Today, on behalf of a concerned Levi’s shareholder, the ACR Project demanded that the company publicly retract its illegal, discriminatory training policies.
According to Levi’s website, the company makes available to (some of its) employees training programs designed to improve their careers and aide their chances for advancement. Unfortunately, the programs Levi’s has chosen to make available are defined by the immutable characteristics of participants (excluding all employees from participation unless they are of — respectively — the right race, ethnicity, or sex). But an employer discriminating in the training it makes available based on race, national origin, and sex violates longstanding federal and state laws.
The ACR Project has demanded that Levi’s officers and directors act to retract the policies within 30 business days.
You can read the full letter, below.