Below is a detailed summary of recent OFCCP case settlements resolved through a Conciliation Agreement with the contractor.  Please review the Class Member Locator page to check the deadline to submit information if you believe you are a class member for one of the cases.

Air Industries Company

Air Industries Company, an aerospace fastener manufacturing and distribution facility, will pay $117,147 to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination at its Garden Grove, CA facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 72 current and former female employees in the Operatives job group by paying them less than comparable male employees in the same job group. Air Industries Company denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.

Baker & Taylor, LLC

Baker & Taylor, LLC, a distribution center, will pay $127,375 in back pay and interest to resolve allegations of hiring at its Momence, IL facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 20 male applicants for Processing Clerk positions and against 22 African American applicants for Order Picker positions. Baker & Taylor denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Baker & Taylor will extend job offers until 11 male Processing Clerk and 8 African American Order Picker class members are hired or the list of interested class members is exhausted, whichever comes first. The federal contractor also agreed to ensure future compliance in its personnel practices, including recordkeeping and internal auditing procedures; train all individuals involved in recruiting, selecting, or tracking applicants for Processing Clerk and Order Picker positions on the Revised Hiring Process and OFCCP’s recordkeeping obligations; and take actions to ensure that this violation has ceased and does not recur.

B. Braun Medical Inc.

B. Braun Medical Inc., a medical device manufacturer, will pay $77,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Allentown, Pennsylvania facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against female applicants by steering them into the lower paying General Manufacturing Associate position. B. Braun Medical denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, B. Braun Medical will also review its selection process at the Allentown, Pennsylvania facility.

Becton Dickinson & Company

Becton Dickinson & Company 1507, located in Sparks and Hunt Valley, MD, will pay $100,000 to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination at its Sparks, Maryland facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against Black female employees in the Hourly Manufacturing and Operations Job Group by compensating them less than similarly situated employees. Becton Dickinson denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Becton Dickinson agreed to pay $89,678 in back pay and $10,322 in interest to 104 affected class members.

BSN Sports LLC

BSN Sports LLC (BSN), a provider of sporting and uniform apparel to industrial customers, will pay $600,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Indianapolis, Indiana facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 1,880 qualified Black applicants, 1,188 qualified white applicants, and 219 qualified male applicants who applied for General Production positions and were not hired. BSN also discriminated against 311 qualified male applicants who applied for Production Artist positions and were not hired. BSN denies these claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, BSN Sports will provide 120 General Production and 4 Production Artist job opportunities. The company also agreed to retain and monitor selection process documents on a regular basis, at least annually, to ensure nondiscrimination.

CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company

CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC), the prime contractor for the safe, environmental cleanup of the Central Plateau at the Hanford Site, will pay $450,124.59 in back pay and interest to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination at its Richland, Washington facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 180 female employees in Administrative Progression positions and 34 female employees in Technical Progression positions. CHPRC denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement.

Crothall Healthcare Inc.

Crothall Healthcare, an administrative support, waste management and remediation services company, will pay $120,000 in back pay and interest to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Winston-Salem, NC facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 230 qualified males who applied for Environmental Services positions and were not hired. Under the agreement, Crothall Healthcare will extend job offers to male class members until 28 male class members are hired or the male class member list is exhausted, whichever occurs first. Crothall Healthcare also agreed to review and revise its selection process, analyze its employment process for impediments to equal opportunity, develop and implement recordkeeping and record retention procedures, immediately list all employment opportunities with the appropriate employment service delivery system, and provide equal employment opportunity training to its personnel.

Crown Equipment Corporation

Crown Equipment Corporation (Crown), a manufacturer of powered industrial forklift trucks, will pay $85,000 in back pay and interest to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Kinston, NC facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 49 qualified Black applicants who applied for Assembly Pallet positions and were not hired. Crown denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issues through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Crown will also extend four job opportunities; review its practices, policies and procedures it uses to select applicants for Assembly Pallet positions, and provide training for all individuals involved in recruiting, selected or tracking applicants for Assembly Pallet positions.

Express Scripts, Inc.

Express Scripts, Inc., the country’s largest pharmacy benefit manager and one of the largest pharmacies, will pay $110,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Warrandale, PA Location. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 200 female applicants for the Patient Care Advocate II (PCA II) positions who were not hired. Express Scripts denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Express Scripts also hired 12 affected class members.

Goodwill Industries of South Florida, Inc.

Goodwill Industries of South Florida, Inc. (Goodwill), a nonprofit organization, will pay $104,451 in back pay and interest to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, FL locations. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 192 Black applicants for retail positions when compared to Hispanic applicants. OFCCP also found that Goodwill discriminated against 23 qualified applicants for staff/support positions when it rescinded the applicants’ job offers due to the company’s post-offer medical evaluation process. OFCCP alleges that the breadth of the evaluation questions were not job-related and/or consistent with business necessity. Goodwill denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Goodwill will also provide job opportunities to 101 of the affected class members and revise the practices, policies, and procedures it uses to select applicants for retail and staff/support positions.

Google LLC

Google LLC, an American multinational technology company, will pay $2.5 million in back pay to resolve allegations of discrimination at its facilities in Mountain View, San Francisco, and Sunnyvale, CA; and Kirkland and Seattle, WA. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against female software engineers in compensation and hiring and against Asian software engineers in hiring. Google LLC denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Google LLC will also provide at least $1.25 million in pay-equity adjustments to its employees nationwide in the next five years to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination.

Life Insurance Company of North America

Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA), an underwriter of hospital indemnity and disability plans, and accident and health insurance, will pay $650,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Plano, Texas location. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 31 qualified Black applicants and 4 qualified Hispanic applicants for the Group Claims Associate position during the period of March 30, 2011 through April 23, 2013. LINA denies these claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, LINA will pay back pay to eligible class members and conduct annual self-analyses of its hiring process, including individual components, where required, to ensure compliance with OFCCP regulations.

Lockheed Martin Corporation – RMS Engineering & Technology

Lockheed Martin Corporation – RMS Engineering & Technology (RMS Engineering & Technology), based in Bethesda, Maryland, will pay $700,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 616 Asian, Black, and Hispanic applicants within the RMS Engineering & Technology Functional Unit applied for engineering job titles and were not hired. RMS Engineering & Technology denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, RMS Engineering & Technology also agreed to provide job opportunities to 34 affected class members.

Potomac Abatement, Inc.

Potomac Abatement, Inc., a construction company based in Jessup, Maryland, entered into a consent decree and agreed to pay $503,000 in back pay and interest to resolve allegations of racial discrimination. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against Black and Hispanic employees. Per the consent decree, Potomac Abatement will pay $68,000 in back pay and interest to a class of 17 Black employees and extend job offers to 16 of the Black class members who were terminated. The federal contractor will also pay rehires as if they had continued working for Potomac after the date of their terminations. Additionally, Potomac Abatement will pay $435,000 in back pay and interest to a class of 162 Hispanic employees.

SKF USA, Inc.

SKF USA, Inc., dba SKF Seals Business Unit (SFK), a bearing and seal manufacturing company, will pay $195,000 to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination at its West Valley City, UT facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 50 female employees in the Channel Operator job title by paying them less than male employees in similar jobs. SFK denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.