US Department of Labor, Thomson Reuters Corp. agree to resolve alleged gender, race-based pay discrimination at New York headquarters
NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a conciliation agreement with Thomson Reuters Corp. to resolve alleged pay discrimination in the company’s U.S. headquarters office in New York.
A corporate management compliance evaluation by the department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that, beginning on or before Oct. 1, 2017, Thomson Reuters Corp. discriminated against 113 female, Black and Hispanic employees working in administrative and technical professional and client specialist positions. OFCCP found that the company’s pay practices of compensating affected employees less than their counterparts did not comply with Executive Order 11246.
Thomson Reuters Corp. has agreed to pay $550,000 in back wages and interest to the affected class members and former employees. The company will also provide pay equity training for individuals involved in compensation decisions, including managers and human resources workers.
“We acknowledge Thomson Reuters for its proactive efforts to resolve a corporate management review early by improving its pay practices, and for ensuring equal employment opportunity,” said Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Northeast Regional Director Diana Sen in New York.
Thomson Reuters Corp. is a multinational media conglomerate that provides risk, legal and tax solutions for corporations, governments and their constituents.
OFCCP launched the Class Member Locator to identify applicants or workers who may be entitled to monetary relief as a result of OFCCP’s compliance evaluations and complaint investigations. If you think you may be a class member employed by Thomson Reuters Corporation during the investigative period, please use OFCCP’s Class Member Locator to learn more about this and other settlements.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs enforces Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. For more information, call the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs toll-free helpline at 800-397-6251.