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Hillshire Settles Sex Discrimination Case for Nearly 2,500 Men

OFCCP has resolved allegations of sex discrimination with The Hillshire Brands Company (formerly Sara Lee) in a case involving nearly 2,500 qualified male job applicants who were steered away from biscuit assembler jobs at the company’s sandwich production facility in Florence, Alabama. That meant fewer job opportunities for male applicants. The company will pay $330,000 and make 73 job offers to the affected men. For more information on this case, check out the DOL press release.

Fort Myer Settles Discrimination & Harassment Case with DOL

Fort Myer – a federal subcontractor involved in construction of the new Homeland Security headquarters – has agreed to pay $900,000 to settle allegations of hiring and pay discrimination involving 371 women and minorities. OFCCP investigators also uncovered several egregious incidents of workers being harassed, threatened, intimidated and coerced by their supervisors. For more details on this case, check out the DOL press release.

GE Settles Sex Discrimination Case with DOL for $537K

Federal contractor GE Lighting has agreed to pay $537,000 to 102 women who were rejected for attendant jobs at the company’s facility in Bucyrus, Ohio. OFCCP investigators uncovered evidence of systemic hiring discrimination resulting from an un-validated test that was used as part of GE’s selection process. In addition to the financial remedy, the company agreed to provide at least five job offers to the affected workers. For more on this case, check out the DOL press release.

Westat Settles Hiring Discrimination Case with DOL for $1.5M

Today, OFCCP announced a $1.5 million settlement with federal contractor Westat, Inc. An investigation of the companys Rockville, Maryland headquarters revealed evidence of sex and race-based hiring discrimination affecting 2,153 African Americans, 825 Asian Americans, 35 Hispanics and 638 women in seven states and DC. In addition to the financial remedies, the company has agreed to make 113 job offers to members of the original class. For more on this case, check out the DOL press release.

Great Plains Coca–Cola Settles Sex Discrimination Case for $475K

OFCCP has settled allegations of sex discrimination with a Coca–Cola bottling and distribution company. Great Plains Coca–Cola will pay $475,000 and offer 116 jobs to nearly 1,300 women who were rejected for positions at its facility in Oklahoma City. Check out the DOL press release to learn more about this case.

Parking Co. to Pay $275K to Rejected Valet Applicants

Central Parking has agreed to pay a total of $275,000 to 104 women and 91 African Americans who were denied jobs as valets at the company’s New Orleans facility. An OFCCP investigation found evidence that the company discriminated in hiring African Americans and steered female applicants into lower–earning cashier jobs. In addition to the financial remedies, Central Parking has agreed to place 65 of the women and hire 27 of the African American class members into valet positions — with retroactive seniority and benefits for the new hires. To learn more about this case, check out the DOL press release.

OFCCP Pilots New Self-Service Options for stakeholders

Beginning this month, OFCCP stakeholders will have new self-service options that will allow them to submit questions and check the status of complaints directly through the OFCCP website.

These new self-service options, Submit a Question to OFCCP and Check Status of Question or Complaint are available on the Workforce Corner section of the OFCCP home page. We hope that these new self-service options will make it easier for stakeholders to submit questions, obtain answers, and access the information they need. Although we encourage stakeholders to take advantage of these self-service tools, all previously available channels can still be used to contact OFCCP.

Phone: 1-800-397-6251 (TTY: 1-877-889-5627)
E-mail: OFCCP-Public@dol.gov

OFCCP Proposes Rule to Collect Summary Compensation Data from Contractors in New Equal Pay Report

On August 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labors Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making requiring covered federal contractors and subcontractors with more than 100 employees to submit an annual Equal Pay Report on employee compensation. Click here for more information.