OFCCP continues its push to resolve hiring discrimination
The following are conciliation agreements (CAs) communicated on the OFCCP Class Member Locator and the FOIA Reading Room.
GGNSC Omaha Hallmark LLC entered into a CA in February 2018 and agreed to pay $125,000 in back pay and interest to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination, occurring between January 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013, against 149 White and 21 Hispanic applicants for CNA positions at their Omaha, NE facility. The company will also extend 15 job opportunities (13 White and 2 Hispanic).
Marriott St. Louis West (TPG Hotels) entered into a CA in February 2018 and agreed to pay $100,000 in back pay and interest to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination, occurring during the period of April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015, against 168 Black applicants for Housekeeping and Banquet Server positions. The company failed to maintain complete documentation or information on applicants at each step in the employment process.
Birds Eye entered into a CA in December 2017 and agreed to pay $1,008,878 in back pay and interest to resolve allegations of hiring, placement and housing discrimination at its Darien, WI facility. During a compliance evaluation, the Midwest Region determined that Birds Eye discriminated against 423 qualified female applicants who were denied full-time and seasonal laborer positions, 603 qualified Hispanic seasonal employees who applied for full-time laborer positions and 9 qualified migrant female employees who were denied housing subsidies. The company will also extend 7 full-time and 16 seasonal job opportunities for females, 38 full-time job opportunities for Hispanic employees and reimburse housing subsidies for 9 migrant female employees.
The Hillshire Brands Company entered into a CA in December 2017 and agreed to pay $275,000 in back pay and interest to remedy allegations of hiring discrimination in its Storm Lake, Iowa facility. OFCCP alleged that Hillshire discriminated against 159 qualified White applicants and 80 Black applicants based on race in Production positions. The company will extend offers 29 offers (25 to Whites and 4 to Blacks).
US Foods entered into a CA in December 2017 and agreed to pay $164,253.69 in back pay and interest to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination against female applicants. During the period of January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012, OFCCP claims that the company discriminated against 63 female applicants who applied for Warehouse (Night Order Selector) positions at their Wixom, MI facility. They will also extend seven job opportunities and train all individuals involved in recruiting, selecting or tracking applicants for this position.