St. Louis Attorneys Sue Rent-A-Center

St. Louis Business Journal

Rent A Center Inc., a consumer rental company headquartered in Plano, Texas, faces a $410 million lawsuit, accusing the firm of discrimination.

The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in for the Southern District of Illinois in East St. Louis by St. Louis attorneys Mary Anne Sedey of Sedey & Associates and Jerome Schlichter of Schlichter Bogard & Denton.

The suit was filed on behalf of 19 women from throughout the United States who are current or former employees of Rent A Center. It alleges that Rent A Center discriminates against women in its promotion, hiring, working conditions, and other employment practices. The suit seeks $410 million in damages including back pay and interest.