Contractor agreed to pay $55,000 in back wages to settle allegations identified in a routine compliance review
Asplundh Tree Expert Co. will pay $55,000 in back wages and make job offers to up to five eligible class members who express an interest in employment and meet qualifications. During a routine compliance review, OFCCP found alleged systemic hiring discrimination violations at the company’s Macon, GA facility. The company will also evaluate and revise its hiring and selection policies and will ensure that it applies selection criteria uniformly and train personnel to ensure non-discriminatory hiring practices.
During the review, OFCCP found that beginning in 2015 the company discriminated against 124 African American applicants in the hiring and selection process for ground person, tree trimmer, and equipment operation positions.
Asplundh Tree Expert Co. specializes in tree pruning and vegetation management for the Department of Energy.