On July 26, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a $10.5 million settlement with Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC for an alleged hiring discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the agency almost six years ago, on September 21, 2011.

Bass Pro is a nationwide retailer of sporting goods, apparel, and other miscellaneous products headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.

EEOC alleged that Bass Pro discriminated against qualified African-Americans and Hispanics since at l