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LabCorp to Pay $200k to Resolve Alleged Bias in Hiring and Compensation


Females were impacted in the selection process and Asians in compensation

Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) has entered into a conciliation agreement (CA) with OFCCP and will pay approximately $200,000 to resolve the allegations of hiring and compensation bias. For the Lab Assistant position, OFCCP found statistically significant adverse impact against females in the selection process and that Asians were paid less than similarly situated non-Asian White employees.

The alleged hiring discrimination resulted in a shortfall of only two females and since the CA was redacted by OFCCP the amount of statistical significance is not known.

Of the total settlement, $51,000 will be distributed to the affected class of female applicants and $150,000 to Asian Lab Assistants who were allegedly paid less than their White counterparts. Additionally, LabCorp agreed to revised its selection process, “including the criteria used in each step of the hiring process, any application screens, testing, or other selection procedure,” to review and revise the job description for the Lab Assistant position “to minimize the potential for gender stereotyping,” and to list the minimum requirements for the position on all job postings.

LabCorp will also conduct its own regression analysis in six months, and if it reveals statistically significant adverse impact against Asians, the company will increase their salaries.

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