OFCCP Settles with Lahey Clinic Hospital, Inc. Over Pay Discrimination

By | February 12, 2015

On February 12, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a $190,000 settlement with Lahey Clinic Hospital, Inc., a nonprofit hospital and medical center. Since 2012, Lahey Clinic has received over $800,000 in federal contracts from the Health Resources and Services Administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The news release can be found at: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ofccp/OFCCP20142056.htm.

During a scheduled compliance review, the OFCCP alleged that Lahey Clinic discriminated against 38 female housekeepers by paying them $0.70 less an hour than the male housekeepers. The women were predominantly Haitian, Creole-speaking African Americans. The $190,000 settlement consists of lost wages, interest, and salary adjustments. Previously in 2009, Lahey Clinic payed $136,000 to settle OFCCP allegations of discrimination against Hispanics and Asians applying for secretarial positions.

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 Lahey Clinic Hospital, Inc.