On October 30, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced an $875,000 settlement with M.C. Dean Inc., a federal construction contractor, to resolve allegations of discrimination against 272 African American, 98 Hispanic, and 11 Asian American applicants.
M.C. Dean has held over $600 million in contracts with the federal government since 2006. The news release can be found at: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ofccp/OFCCP20131996.htm.
The OFCCP has alleged that qualified minority applicants were unfairly kept from positions as apprentices and electricians due to selection procedures. Among these procedures were tests the OFCCP determined to be invalid. A settlement was reached that included a payment of $875,000 in back wages and interest to the class of 381 minorities who were rejected for apprentice and electrician positions in 2010, and job offerings to 39 class members as positions become available. As part of the agreement, M.C. Dean will also implement self-monitoring measures and personnel training to ensure all employment practices fully comply with the laws and regulations.
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