In a news release issued March 22, 2012, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a $3 million settlement with FedEx to resolve allegations of discrimination in its hiring practices and selection procedures, the largest settlement negotiated by the OFCCP since 2004. The news release can be found at: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ofccp/OFCCP20120507.htm.
Following a series of routine Compliance Reviews over a period of seven years, the OCCCP alleged hiring discrimination based on sex, race and/or national origin at 23 FedEx facilities in 15 states. The OFCCP also alleged record keeping violations.
FedEx agreed to pay $3 million in back wages and interest to 21,635 applicants who were rejected for entry-level package handler and parcel assistant positions. FedEx will also offer jobs to 1,703 of the affected applicants as openings become available. In addition, FedEx will correct its discriminatory practices, develop and implement EEO training, and launch self-monitoring measures. FedEx agreed to retain an outside consultant to review and enhance its hiring practices, train employees, and monitor compliance with OFCCP regulations. FedEx must also fulfill all record-keeping requirements.
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