In a news release issued June 25, 2012, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a $2 million settlement with Baldor Electric to resolve allegations of discrimination resulting from the company’s applicant screening process. The news release can be found at: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ofccp/OFCCP20120576.htm.
Baldor Electric agreed to pay $2 million in back wages and interest to 795 female and minority applicants who were rejected for production and laborer positions at its facility in Fort Smith, AK. The company will also offer jobs to 50 of the affected women and minorities as openings become available. In addition, the company has agreed to undertake extensive self-monitoring to ensure that all hiring practices fully comply with the law, including record-keeping requirements.
Please contact us by calling (732) 446-2529 or sending us an e-mail at email@example.com if you are interested in discussing the OFCCP’s settlement with Baldor Electric.