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Bank of America

Bank of America, one of the nation’s leading financial services companies, will pay $1,000,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Charlotte, NC headquarters 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 1,027 qualified African–Americans who applied for entry–level positions and were not hired. Bank of America denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a settlement. Under the agreement, Bank of America will also extend 10 job opportunities.

B&H Foto & Electronics Corp.

B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., a major photography, video and audio discount superstore, will pay $3.22 million to resolve allegations of hiring, promotion, and compensation discrimination at its Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY, 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: 1000 Female, Black, and Asian job-seekers that were not hired; 379 Hispanic incumbents’ advancement into mid-level and upper-level positions; and 144 Hispanic incumbents in the Shipping Workers position that were paid significantly lower rate than comparable white workers. B&H Foto & Electronics Corp denies those claims, but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Consent Decree. Under the agreement, B&H Foto & Electronics Corp will also extend 23 job opportunities, 16 promotional opportunities, and make salary adjustments.

CB&I Deer Park

CB&I Deer Park, formerly Shaw Maintenance Inc., provides maintenance Craft personnel at an Occidental Chemical (OxyChem) plant site in Deer Park, TX. The company will pay $1,200,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at the Deer Park, TX 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 965 qualified white applicants, 302 qualified black applicants, 40 qualified Asian applicants, 35 qualified Native American applicants, 31 applicants who identified as two or more races, and 118 qualified female applicants who applied for Craft Worker positions and were not hired. CB&I Deer Park denies these claims; however, it has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the Conciliation Agreement, CB&I Deer Park will extend 140 job opportunities and maintain all records associated with its hiring process.

CB&I Delcambre

CB&I Delcambre, formerly Shaw Global Energy Services, Inc., a pipe fabrication facility, will pay $136,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Delcambre, LA, 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 270 qualified white applicants, 56 qualified Hispanic applicants, and 45 qualified black applicants for Carpenter, Pipefitter, and Welder positions who applied and were not hired. CB&I Delcambre denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.

CB&I Lake Charles

CB&I Lake Charles, formerly Shaw, a module fabrication facility, will pay $300,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Lake Charles, LA, 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 196 qualified black applicants for Administrative Assistant 1 and 44 qualified black applicants for Shop Painter positions who applied and were not hired. CB&I Lake Charles denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, CB&I Lake Charles will also extend 11 job opportunities and maintain all records associated with its hiring process.

CB&I Walker

CB&I Walker, formerly Shaw, a fabrication facility, will pay $314,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Walker, LA, 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 377 qualified black and female applicants for Industrial Laborer positions and 72 qualified black applicants for Shop Welder positions who applied and were not hired. Shaw Walker denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the decree, CB&I Walker will also extend 32 job opportunities and maintain all records associated with its hiring process.

CoreCivic, Inc.

CoreCivic, Inc. – formerly the Corrections Corp. of America – (CoreCivic), a corrections and detention services company, will pay a total of $313,346.74 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Nicholls, Georgia 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 22 qualified Black applicants and 141 qualified Female applicants who were not hired into Correctional Officer positions. CoreCivic denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, CoreCivic will also extend 25 job opportunities with retroactive seniority and benefits.

Derst Baking Company

Derst Baking Company (Derst), a baked goods company, will pay a total of $133,282.93 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Savannah, Georgia 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 505 qualified Black applicants who were not hired into Production Helper or Checker Loader positions. Derst denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Derst will also extend five job opportunities with retroactive seniority.

International Paper Inc.

International Paper Inc., a manufacturing industry, will pay $3.47 million to resolve allegations of hiring and placement discrimination at its Shelbyville 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 82 qualified female employees who were placed into lower paying machine operating positions, 226 female applicants who were denied machine operating employment opportunities, and 448 male applicants were denied packer positions employment opportunities. International Paper Inc. denies those claims, but has agreed to resolve these issues through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, International Paper will also extend 58 job opportunities with retroactive seniority, 30 promotional opportunities and revise its selection and placement procedures to ensure that this violation does not recur.

Intertek U.S.A., Inc.

Intertek U.S.A., Inc., an oil testing facility, will pay $465,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its St. Rose, LA, 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 318 qualified black and female applicants who applied for Inspector positions and were not hired. Intertek U.S.A., Inc. denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Intertek U.S.A., Inc. will also extend 15 job opportunities and maintain all records associated with its hiring process.

KPMG LLP

KPMG, a large auditing firm, will pay $420,000 in back pay, interest and benefits to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Short Hills, NJ 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 60 Asian applicants for the Associate Audit positions. KPMG denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, KPMG will also extend 6 job opportunities and revise its selection procedures to ensure that this violation does not recur.

Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.

Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc. (“Kulite”), a transducer technology supplier, will pay $195,000 in back pay, interest and benefits to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Leonia, NJ 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 85 Male applicants for the Assembler I positions. Kulite denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Kulite will also extend 13 job opportunities and will not use any selection procedures, practices, and/or policies which negatively affect the hiring of Male applicants for Assembler I positions at the Leonia, NJ facility.

Laboratory Corporation of America

Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), one of the largest clinical laboratory networks in the world, will pay $51,015.51 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Raritan, NJ 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 42 qualified women who applied for Lab Assistant positions and were not hired. LabCorp denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, LabCorp will also extend 2 job opportunities. In addition, OFCCP found the LabCorp discriminated against Asian Lab Assistants by paying them less than similarly situated Whites in the same position at the same location. LabCorp agreed to pay $148,675.57 in backpay to class members.

LandCare USA, LLC

LandCare USA, LLC , a provider of commercial landscape services, will pay $100,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Austin, 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 47 females and 122 blacks and 192 whites who applied for Laborer positions and were not hired. LandCare USA, LLC denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, the company will also extend 45 job opportunities to female, black and white applicants who were not hired at the LandCare USA, LLC Austin, TX location.

Palantir Technologies, Inc.

Palantir Technologies, Inc., a computer software and services company specializing in data analysis, will pay $1,659,434 in back wages including the value of stock options and bonus to the affected class to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Palo Alto, California 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 1,558 qualified Asian applicants who applied for engineering positions. Palantir denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Consent Decree. Under the agreement, Palantir will also extend job offers to eight eligible class members.

Sodexo, Inc. – Lufkin, Texas

Sodexo, Inc. – Lufkin, Texas, a provider of food and environmental services, will pay $105,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination and $55,000 to resolve allegations of placement discrimination. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor‘s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) found that the federal contractor discriminated against 138 black and 51 male applicants who applied for 09E Service Worker positions and were not hired. In addition, OFCCP found that the federal contractor discriminated against 77 females hired into the lower paying Housekeeping Attendant position as compared to similarly situated male hires that were placed into the higher paying Floor Technician position. Sodexo, Inc. denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.

Sodexo, Inc. – Galveston, Texas

Sodexo, Inc. – Galveston, Texas, a provider of environmental services, will pay $40,000 to resolve allegations of placement 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 37 females hired into the lower paying Housekeeping Attendant position as compared to similarly situated male hires that were placed into the higher paying Floor Technician position. Sodexo, Inc. denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.