Don’t let the OFCCP drop off of your list of concerns. The sheer number of categories (female, Caucasian and Hispanic, black and Caucasian) and inclusion of multiple locations in several states in the settlement below should raise concerns. Follow the link to the DOL website.
01/22/2014 03:00 PM EST
Cargill Meat Solutions, headquartered in Wichita, Kan., has agreed to settle charges of hiring discrimination based on race and sex with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Under the agreement, Cargill will pay $2,236,218 in back wages and interest to 2,959 applicants who were rejected for production jobs at facilities in Springdale, Ark.; Fort Morgan, Colo.; and Beardstown, Ill., between 2005 and 2009. The affected workers include: female applicants at Springdale and Fort Morgan, Caucasian and Hispanic applicants at Fort Morgan, and African American and Caucasian applicants at Beardstown.