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Food Service Contractor Settles with OFCCP to Resolve Pay Discrimination Violations


A’viands will pay $399,000 in back pay and interest to 98 female employees

As a result of a routine compliance evaluation, the OFCCP found A’viands Food & Service Management paid female employees working in food service director positions less than similarly situated male employees. The pay disparities in this exempt position had been occurring since at least December 31, 2011. A’viands will pay $399,000 in back pay and interest to the 98 affected female employees. In addition to the monetary relief, the company has agreed to review (and make changes to, if necessary) employee compensation practices to determine whether their policies have a disproportionately negative impact on compensation for females. A’viands will also provide EEO training and monitor compensation. "Federal contractors must ensure their pay practices do not discriminate," said OFCCP Acting Regional Director Carmen Navarro. "The U.S. Department of Labor remains committed to holding companies with federal contracts accountable in ensuring equal employment opportunity at their facilities."

For assistance in reviewing your compensation policies and pay practices, please contact your OutSolve consultant or Thomas J. Carnahan, Ph.D. Thomas is our Principal Organizational Psychologist & Statistician and has extensive experience conducting compensation analyses.

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