U.S. Department of Labor and Analysis Group Inc. Enter Agreement To Settle Allegations of Hiring and Compensation Discrimination
BOSTON, MA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Boston, Massachusetts-based Analysis Group Inc. – one of the nation’s largest litigation support firms – have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of hiring and compensation discrimination at several of the firm’s U.S. facilities.
The agreement, which follows an OFCCP investigation from Jan. 1, 2012 to Aug. 31, 2013, found that Analysis Group Inc. discriminated against 417 Asian applicants for analyst positions. In addition, the company discriminated against 10 Hispanic individuals employed as analysts and senior analysts by paying them lower bonuses in the 2013 bonus cycle than comparable white employees. The agency determined that Analysis Group Inc.’s actions violated Executive Order 11246, which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating in employment based on race, color or national origin.
Analysis Group Inc. will pay a total of $410,000, including $384,636.30 in back pay and interest to the Asian applicants in analyst job positions, and will also provide analyst job opportunities to eight affected applicants. In addition, the company will pay $25,363.70 in back pay and interest to 10 Hispanic employees in analyst and senior analyst positions. Analysis Group Inc. will also take steps to ensure its personnel and compensation practices, including recordkeeping and internal auditing procedures, meet legal requirements.
“This agreement will ensure that Analysis Group Inc. has procedures in place which will help it comply with current federal hiring and compensation laws,” said Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Craig E. Leen.
“The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is working with federal contractors to ensure equal opportunity in both hiring and pay,” said Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Northeast Regional Director Diana Sen.
In fiscal year 2019, Analysis Group Inc. received payments totaling over $19,000,000 in federal contracts.
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 make it illegal for federal contractors and subcontractors 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 that of others, subject to certain limitations. For more information, please call OFCCP’s toll-free helpline at 800-397-6251 or visit http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/.
The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.