OFCCP Settles with Goodwill Industries for $130,970

By | April 25, 2013

On April 25, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a $130,970 settlement with Goodwill Industries of Southern California to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination against men.

Goodwill currently has over $2.5 million in contracts with the federal government and various branches of the U.S. Military.  The news release can be found at: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ofccp/OFCCP20130706.htm.

Following a Compliance Review, the OFCCP alleged that qualified men were not being given equal consideration for entry-level positions at donation centers, which was partially attributed to the perception that women have better customer service skills.  A settlement was reached that included a payment of $130,970 in back wages to the class of 200 men who were rejected for entry-level positions and job offerings to 18 qualified men as positions become available.  As part of the conciliation agreement, Goodwill will also provide training to ensure that all hiring practices are compliant with the regulations and implement self-monitoring measures.

Please contact us by calling (732) 446-2529 or sending us an e-mail at glennbarlett@gbcs.net if you are interested in discussing the OFCCP’s settlement with Goodwill Industries.