Kay Jewelers and Jared Battling Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Allegations
The parent company of Kay Jewelers and Jared is battling allegations of fostering a culture of sexual harassment and discrimination.
Sterling Jewelers has been in arbitration with hundreds of former employees for nearly a decade.
Documents in the case were made public on Sunday.
Some 69,000 current and former employees are involved.
One filing alleges instances of women being solicited for sex - sometimes in exchange for employment benefits.
It also describes cases of sexual assault and rape.
The company is also accused of routinely paying women less than men.
A spokesman told the Washington Post, Sterling investigated the allegations, concluding that they were unsubstantiated.