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November 2013 Events and News

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 EspaƱol for more information.