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OFCCP FY 2017 settlements not publicized via agency press releases

2017-05-17

In all cases, the contractor did not admit liability.

The following conciliation agreements and consent decrees were identified from the OFCCP’s Class Member Locator and FOIA Reading Room; however, were not publicized by OFCCP in a press release. 

Compass Group USA, Inc. (Compass), a hotel and hospitality services company, entered into a conciliation agreement and agreed to pay just $29,021.16 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination against 189 qualified Black applicants for service worker positions at its Mobile, AL facility. The company will also extend two eight job opportunities as positions become available.

John W. Stone Oil Distributor, LLC, a company that supplies dockside, midstreaming and offshore fueling, entered into a conciliation agreement and agreed to pay $271,444 in back pay and $28,556 in interest to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination.  The settlement resolves allegations of discrimination from August 28, 2012 through August 27, 2014 against 51 qualified minorities who applied and were not hired for deckhand positions at its Gretna, LA facility.  The company will extend 10 job opportunities.

Land O’Lakes, Inc. entered into a conciliation agreement and agreed to pay $42,000 to 14 female livestock production specialists whom allegedly were paid less than their male counterparts.   OFCCP used multiple regression analysis to determine the pay disparity.   The company also agreed to revise policies and complete a regression analysis of compensation data as of December 31, 2016 for workers in this position.  Additionally, the company will complete a study to evaluate if promotion decisions, performance evaluations, work assignments, training and transfer opportunities are disproportionately having a negative effect on pay equity.

Nebraska Medical Center, a complex of hospitals, medical clinics and healthcare colleges, entered into a conciliation agreement and agreed to pay $275,000 to resolve allegation of hiring discrimination against 137 qualified black applicants who applied for psych/clerk patient care tech and clerk/patient care technician (CNA) positions at its Omaha, Nebraska facility from January 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  The company will extend 23 job offers and review hiring selection policies.

Oil State Skagit Smatco, LLC, an offshore equipment and services company, entered into a conciliation agreement and agreed to pay $65,000 in back pay and interest to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination against minority applicants for mechanic I positions at its Houma, LA facility from August 15, 2011 through April 4, 2013.  The company will also extend seven job offices and correct deficiencies in its hiring process. 

Setex Inc. entered into a conciliation agreement and agreed to pay $293,760 to resolve hiring allegations against 63 qualified applicants for assembly technician positions at its Saint Mary’s OH facility.   The company will also extend job offers to 10 class members and revise its selection procedures.

Sno-White Linen & Uniform Rental, an industrial laundry and uniform rental company, entered into a conciliation agreement and agreed to pay $90,000 to resolve allegations that it discriminated against 103 white applicants who were not hired into laborer positions, and 15 white and 8 female applicants who were not hired into route driver positions at its Colorado Springs CA facility from November 2011 and July 2014.  The company will also extend 30 job offers to white class members for the laborer position; three job offers to white class members and one job offer to a female class member into the route driver position.  

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