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Hiring Discrimination Prevails in FY2019 OFCCP Settlements

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Settlements associated with alleged hiring discrimination prevail

The following OFCCP settlements during FY2019 have not been previously reported by OutSolve. Of the nine settlements, two resolve allegations of compensation discrimination; eight for job hiring discrimination, and one for disability discrimination. Two of the resolutions involved both compensation and hiring discrimination

Penske Logistics LLC [9/20/10]
Penske Logistics agreed to pay $350,000 in back wages to 184 female applicants for a warehouse worker position. Penske will also extend job offer to 99 female class members in its Shelbyville Indiana facility.

Cintas Corp. [8/26/19]
Cintas Corp entered into a corporate-wide consent decree to resolve five establishment compliance reviews as part of the Early Resolution Compliance program. The company has agreed to pay $354,463 in back pay and interest to compensation class members and $70,000 in back pay and interest to hiring class members. The total class included 197 applicants and employees. Cintas will also provide job opportunities to two eligible applicants plus hiring commitments to 205 female applicants to the highest paid positions in the production department.

Conduent Commercial Solutions LLC (formerly CSG Xerox World) [8/13/19]
Conduent Commercial Solutions agreed to pay $175,000 in back wages to resolve allegations of systemic hiring discrimination against 1,121 female, African American and Asian applicants in the customer care assistant position. The company will also make 138 job offers to original applicants as they become available.

US Foods Inc. [8/2/19]
US Foods entered into an Early Resolution Compliance conciliation agreement and has agreed to pay $116,000 in back wages and interest to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination against 150 female applicants for selector positions in three facilities.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. [7/25/19]
Huntington Ingalls agreed to pay $159,050 in back wages and interest to 80 African American applicants for helper laborers positions in its Pascagoula, Mississippi shipyard. The company used a pipefitter helper assessment as a prerequisite for continuing the hiring process even though it was not supported by a validation study.

Universal Protection Service LP [6/28/19]
Universal Protection Service agreed to pay $175,000 to 398 African American applicants for security positions in the Seattle area. The company will also make 25 job offers as positions become available.

Universal Protection Service LP [6/28/19]
Universal Protection Service agreed to pay $51,351 to 14 African Americans employees who were discriminated in job placement and pay practices by Allied Barton Security Services in Riverside, CA. Universal purchased the facility and entered into the agreement with OFCCP.

Pacific Architects and Engineers [3/20/19]
Pacific Architects and Engineers agreed to pay $21,507 in back pay and interest to a hearing impaired employed who was unable to start a clerk’s position from his date of hire in January 2018 until October 2018 because the company failed to provide an sign language interpreter to assist with training.

GEO Group Inc. [3/4/19]
GEO Group agreed to pay $250,000 in back wages and interest and will provide job opportunities to 22 affected female applicants as correctional officer positions as they become available.

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