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DOL Settles Sex Harassment Case in Puerto Rico

It may be April Fools Day, but sexual harassment is no joke. Today, OFCCP announced a settlement with construction company Constructora Santiago in a case involving charges of harassment, retaliation and pay discrimination including a failure to provide restroom facilities for female carpenters. Constructora Santiago will pay $40,000 to the affected workers and take measures to ensure that this does not happen again. Read the Labor Department’s news release in English and en Espaol for more information.

G&K to Pay Laundry Workers $290K to Settle Wage Discrimination Charges

DOL has reached a settlement with federal contractor G&K Services on allegations of gender-based pay discrimination. An OFCCP investigation determined that G&K officials steered female laundry workers into lower-paying, "light duty" jobs and male workers into higher-paying "heavy duty jobs" – regardless of the respective worker's qualifications. G&K will pay nearly $266,000 to 59 women and almost $24,000 to 331 men who were affected by this unfair practice.

Read the Labor Department's news release in English and en Espaol for more information.

OFCCP Settles Hiring Discrimination Case with Cargill

OFCCP and Cargill Meat Solutions have reached a settlement in a set of hiring discrimination cases at three of the companys facilities in Arkansas, Colorado and Illinois. Nearly 3,000 African American, Hispanic, Caucasian and female job applicants will share $2.2 million in back wages and interest after OFCCP investigators found that hiring managers at each location used inconsistent and subjective practices to favor one group over another based on race and sex. The settlement also resolves a 2011 lawsuit filed by OFCCP against Cargill for discrimination at its Springdale, Arkansas facility. For more on this settlement, check out the press release available here.

OFCCP Settles Hiring Discrimination Case with Cream-O-Land Diary

Federal contractor Cream-O-Land has agreed to pay nearly $325,000 to 227 female, African American and Asian American job applicants who were rejected for warehouse positions at the companys dairy plant in Florence, New Jersey. A press release about this settlement is available online.