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Sysco Enters Into Conciliation Agreement to Resolve OFCCP Hiring Gender Bias Allegations

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If Sysco abides by the agreements, OFCCP will not pursue any penalties against the company for its alleged violations

Sysco Corporation entered into a conciliation agreement with OFCCP and will pay $182,354.26 in back wages, interest and benefits to affected females at four company locations in MD, PA and VA. OFCCP claimed that between November 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014, four Sysco facilities discriminated against 238 female applicants for outbound selector positions. Outbound selectors pull products and put them on pallets to fulfill customer orders. The agreements noted that there were "statistically significant" differences in the rates at which men and women were hired for the selector positions.

In addition to the financial settlement, Sysco will make 60 job offers to original applicants as positions become available at the identified locations. The new hires will also get retroactive seniority based on what their hire date would have been if not for the alleged discrimination. Sysco agreed to mail notifications to the job applicants, telling them how they can claim a share of the settlement money and be reconsidered for a job.

Sysco will also conduct a review and revision of its hiring procedures and will offer training to the employees who review and choose applicants for the selector jobs to avoid making discriminatory decisions in the future.

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