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Alcoa Mill Products Settles Discrimination Case with DOL/OFCCP for $540k

2011-08-05

Alcoa Mill Products Inc. is paying $484,656.19 in back wages to 37 Hispanic and African-American applicants and an additional $35,516.88 to two women who were rejected for positions at the company's plant in Lancaster, PA.   The DOL alleged that the company discrimination against Hispanic, African-American and female applicants for material handler positions.  

This was a result of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) compliance evaluation of the facility from 2009 to 2010. OFCCP determined that the company violated E.O. 11246 by failing to meet its obligations as a federal contractor to ensure that qualified applicants receive equal consideration for employment without regard to their race, sex, color, religion or national origin.

Under the concilation agreement with OFCCP, the company has agreed to pay the back wages and extend job offers to nine of the identified class members as positions become available.  Additionally, the company has agreed to spend at least $20k on equal employment opportunity, anti-harassment, and sensitivity training to its workforce, including managers and HR personnel involved in hiring.  The company also agreed to revise its selection process for material handlers.