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Aramark Uniform Services

Aramark Uniform Services, a manufacturing industry, will pay $1,903.68 to resolve allegations of placement discrimination against female employees and $194,255.00 to resolve hiring allegations against male applicants at its Evansville 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 41 qualified female employees who were placed into lower paying production positions and as a result subsequently discriminated against 246 qualified males who were denied employment opportunities into the lower paying production positions within the Operatives Job Group. Aramark denies those claims but has agreed to resolve these issues through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Aramark will also extend 28 job opportunities and revise its placement and selection procedures to ensure that these violations do not recur.

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.

Compass Group USA, Inc.

Compass Group USA, Inc. (Compass), a hotel and hospitality services establishment, will pay a total of $29,921.16 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Morrison Sector@ Mobile Infirmary, #1055 facility located in Mobile, Alabama. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 189 qualified Black applicants who applied for Service Worker positions and were not hired. Compass denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, the contractor will also extend 8 job opportunities to Eligible Class Members as positions become available.

John W. Stone Oil Distributor, LLC

John W. Stone Oil Distributor, LLC, supplies dockside, midstreaming and offshore fueling, will pay $271,444 in back pay and $28,556 in interest to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Gretna, Louisiana, 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 51 qualified minorities who applied for Deckhand positions and were not hired. JW Stone denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, JW Stone will also extend 10 job opportunities.

Kappler, Inc.

Kappler, Inc., a chemical protective clothing and accessories company, will pay a total of $5,500.00 to resolve allegations of job placement discrimination at its Guntersville, Alabama 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 eleven qualified women who were not placed into Cutter or Floor Worker positions. Kappler, Inc. denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Kappler, Inc. will also extend two job opportunities and retroactive seniority.

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.

Nebraska Medical Center

Nebraska Medical Center, a Complex of hospitals, medical clinics and healthcare colleges, will pay $275,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Omaha, Nebraska 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 137 qualified Black applicants who applied for Psych/Clerk Patient Care Tech and Clerk/Patient Care Technicians (CNAs) and were not hired. Nebraska Medical Center denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Nebraska Medical Center will also extend 23 job opportunities and will review and evaluate policies affecting hiring selection process.

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.

Setex Inc.

Setex, Inc., a manufacturing industry, will pay $293,760 to resolve hiring allegations against black applicants at its Saint Mary’s 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 63 qualified blacks who were denied employment opportunities into the assembly technician position. Setex denies those claims but has agreed to resolve these issues through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Setex will also extend job offers until 10 Black Class Members are placed into the assembly technician positions and revise its selection procedures to ensure that this violation does not recur.

Sno–White Linen & Uniform Rental

Sno–White Linen & Uniform Rental, a privately owned industrial laundry and uniform rental company, will pay $90,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Colorado Springs, CO 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 103 whites who were not hired into Laborer positions, 15 whites and 8 females who were not hired into the Route Driver position. Sno-White Linen & Uniform Rental denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Sno–White Linen & Uniform Rental will also extend 30 job offers to white class members for Laborer positions, 3 job offers to white class members and 1 job offer to a female class member into the Route Driver position.

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Louisiana, LLC

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Louisiana, LLC (“Glazer’s”), a wholesale distributor of spirits, wines, and malt beverages, will pay $175,000 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 467 qualified blacks who applied for Warehouse Worker positions and were not hired. Glazer’s denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Consent Decree. Under the decree, Glazer’s will also extend 13 job offers to affected class members.

Vulcan Information Packaging

Vulcan Information Packaging (Vulcan), a manufacturer of custom binders and promotional packages for local businesses, will pay a total of $56,000.00 to resolve allegations of job placement discrimination at its Vincent, Alabama 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 21 female employees by failing to ensure they were compensated without regard to gender. Specifically, females were placed into lower paying entry-level positions and paid less than similarly qualified men steered into non-entry level higher-paying positions. Vulcan denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Vulcan will also revise its compensation and job placement policies and procedures.