Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Gender-based Hiring Discrimination Settlement

The OFCCP just announced that a federal food service contractor, Gordon Food Service Inc., has employed gender-discriminatory hiring practices for entry-level warehouse jobs in several states. This is the second time Gordon Food Service Inc. has settled with the OFCCP for discriminatory employment practices, the first time settling for $405,000 and most recently for $1.85M. The OFCCP found that Gordon Food Service Inc employed gender discriminatory hiring practices, resulting in systemic discrimination against 926 qualified female warehouse job seekers. While Gordon Food Service Inc has never admitted liability, they will pay a total of $1.85 million to female applicants, hire 37 female applicants and stop using discriminatory hiring practices, including strength tests. For more information, please follow this link.