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May 2012 Events and News

OFCCP Settles Sex Discrimination Case with Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries of Southern California has agreed to settle allegations of systemic hiring discrimination against male job seekers following an OFCCP review of the federal contractor’s Los Angeles facility. The agency found that 200 qualified men were denied the opportunity to advance to the offer stage of the hiring process because of perceptions among some hiring managers that women are better at customer service. Under the agreement, Goodwill will pay $130,970 in back wages to the affected individuals and, as openings occur, will make 18 job offers to qualified men who were not previously offered positions.

“Sex discrimination in the workplace can take many forms, and we are committed to fighting all of them,” said OFCCP Director Patricia A. Shiu. “That means getting away from outdated notions about what constitutes ‘men’s work’ and what constitutes ‘women’s work’.”

Read the Labor Department’s OFCCP settles with Goodwill Industries news release for more information.