U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Recovers $161,126 to Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination at Kentucky Meggitt (Erlanger) Facility
ERLANGER, KY – The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Meggitt (Erlanger) LLC – a federal contractor that produces highly engineered aerospace components for jet engines and airframe applications – in which the company will pay $161,126 to remedy alleged pay discrimination violations identified at its Erlanger, Kentucky, facility.
The settlement follows a routine compliance evaluation by the Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), where investigators found that Meggitt (Erlanger) LLC compensated women less than comparable men in machine operator, assembler, and molder positions.
"Federal contractors must ensure their pay practices do not discriminate against their employees," said OFCCP Acting Regional Director Jane Suhr.
Meggitt (Erlanger) agreed to provide back pay and interest to 36 women. The company also agreed to review employee compensation practices and make necessary adjustments to ensure equal employment opportunity for its workforce.
OFCCP's routine compliance investigation began in October 2016, and later found violations dating back to July 1, 2015. In October 2017, OFCCP notified the contractor and began the process of conciliation.
In addition to Executive Order 11246, OFCCP enforces Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. These laws, as amended, make it illegal for contractors and subcontractors doing business with the federal government to discriminate in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. In addition, contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from discriminating against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their compensation or the compensation of others subject to certain limitations. For more information, please call OFCCP's toll-free helpline at 800-397-6251 or visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/.