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Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

Class Member Locator Case Summary

 

Alsco Inc.

Alsco Inc., a linen and uniform services company, will pay $7,758.00 to resolve allegations of placement discrimination at its Charlotte, NC 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 women who were hired into lower paying Operative positions. Alsco Inc. denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Alsco Inc., will also extend five job opportunities.

Aqualon Company

Aqualon Company (A subsidiary of Ashland, Inc.), a global leader in providing specialty chemical solutions to customers, will pay $175,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Hopewell, VA 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 660 African American applicants who applied for the Transition Operator job. Aqualon Company denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Aqualon Company has hired members of the class to fulfill its requirement to make job opportunities available and will ensure it provides training to all individuals involved in selection procedures at the company going forward.

Colonial Parking, Inc.

Colonial Parking, Inc., a parking services company, will pay $247,962.82 to resolve allegations of hiring and pay discrimination at its Washington, DC facilities. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 20 Black applicants who applied for Program Manager positions and 54 Black employees who were paid a lower hourly rate in the Valet Attendant job title. Colonial Parking, Inc. denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Colonial Parking, Inc. will also extend three job opportunities and implement corrective actions in their hiring selection procedures, training and compensation policies and practice. Colonial Parking will examine, monitor and modify its selection procedures as necessary to ensure that the selection criteria are applied uniformly. Colonial Parking will conduct mandatory training for all human resources personnel, managers, and supervisors employed by Colonial Parking during the life of this Agreement who were involved in the selection process for all positions including the Project Manager positions and compensation decisions for all positions including Valet Attendant.

Gordon Food Service, Inc. Central State Warehouse

Gordon Food Service, Inc. Central State Warehouse (GFS Central), a restaurant and institutional food industry, will pay $725,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Shepherdsville, KY, 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 163 qualified women who applied for entry level Laborers-Unskilled Job Group (80) positions and were not hired. GFS Central denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, GFS Central will also extend 13 job offers job opportunities.

Gordon Food Service, Inc. Great Lakes East Division /Warehouse Department

Gordon Food Service, Inc., Great Lakes East Division/Warehouse Department (GFS East) , a restaurant and intuitional food industry, will pay $446,000.00 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Brighton, MI 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 230 qualified women who applied for entry level Laborer-Unskilled Job Group (80) positions and were not hired. GFS East denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, GFS East will also extend 8 job opportunities.

Gordon Food Service Inc. Great Lakes West Division/Warehouse Division

Gordon Food Service, Inc., Great Lakes West Division/Warehouse Department (GFS West), a restaurant and intuitional food industry, will pay $466,000.00 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Grand Rapids, MI and Kenosha, MI facilities. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 424 qualified women in Kenosha and qualified women in Grand Rapids who applied for entry level Laborer-Unskilled Job Group (80) positions and were not hired. GFS West denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, GFS West will also extend 11 job opportunities at the Kenosha facility and 5 job opportunities at the Grand Rapids facility.

Hewlett–Packard

Hewlet–Packard Company, a multinational technology company, will pay $750,000 to resolve allegations hiring discrimination at its Conway, AR 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 348 African Americans, 1 American Indian, 109 Asians, 45 Hispanics and 1 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and were not hired. Hewlett–Packard Company denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Hewlett-Packard Company will also extend 33 job opportunities offers.

Integris

Integris Mental Health, a residential treatment center for children, will pay $232,690 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Spencer, OK, 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 351 qualified women who applied for Mental Health Worker positions and were not hired. Integris denies these claims. However, they have agreed to resolve the claims through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Integris will offer 13 job opportunities.

Jennie-O Turkey Store Inc.,

Jennie–O Turkey Store Inc., a turkey processing and distribution facility, will pay $491,861.14 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Wilmar, MN, 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 339 qualified females that applied for Laborer positions. Jennie–O denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Consent Decree filed with the Office of Administrative Law Judges. Under the agreement, Jennie–O will also extend 53 job opportunities.

Murray Guard Inc.

Murray Guard, Inc., a security services company, will pay $200,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Atlanta, GA 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 114 qualified women who applied for Security Officer positions and were not hired. Murray Guard denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Murray Guard will also extend 16 job opportunities.

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Norfolk Southern Corporation, a Virginia base company with common stock of Freight Line–Haul Railroads, will pay up to $492,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Roanoke, VA, 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 Black qualified applicants who applied laborer positions were not hired. Norfolk Southern Corporation denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the Conciliation Agreement, Norfolk Southern will also extend seven job opportunities.