In a news release issued August 2, 2011, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a settlement of over $540,000 with Alcoa Mill Products to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination against women, Hispanics, and African Americans. The release can be found at: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ofccp/OFCCP20111168.htm#.ULdq9oaBxis.
Alcoa Mill Products, Inc. agreed to pay $484,656.19 in back wages to 37 Hispanic and African-American applicants, as well as $35,516.88 to 2 female applicants who were rejected for material handler positions at the company’s plant in Lancaster, PA as part of a Conciliation Agreement. The agreement also stipulates that Alcoa Mills will spend at least $20,000 on anti-harassment, equal opportunity, and sensitivity training for all managers and human resources employees involved with hiring. In addition to the back wages, the company agreed to offer jobs to nine of the class members as positions become available. Alcoa Mills also agreed to revise the selection process for the material handler position.
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