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Blacks Win $290K Discrimination Suit

 

DENVER – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has announced that The Wackenhut Corp., doing business as G4S Wackenhut, has entered into a consent decree to settle findings of hiring discrimination at its AuroraColo., facility.  The consent decree settles OFCCP’s allegations that Wackenhut engaged in hiring discrimination against 446 rejected African-American applicants for the position of traditional security officer for a two-year period.  Wackenhut is headquartered in Palm Beach GardensFla.

 

“The department is committed to ensuring that federal contractors and subcontractors hire, promote and compensate their employees fairly, without respect to their race, gender, ethnicity, disability, religion or veteran status,” said Patricia A. Shiu, director of OFCCP, who is based in Washington, D.C. “This settlement of $290,000 in back pay on behalf of 446 African-Americans should put all federal contractors on notice that the Labor Department is serious about eliminating systemic discrimination.”

 

OFCCP investigators found that the company engaged in hiring discrimination against African-Americans from Jan. 1, 2002, through Dec. 31, 2003.  Under the terms of the consent decree and order, filed with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges, Wackenhut will pay a total of $290,000 in back pay and interest to the 446 rejected African-American applicants and will hire 41 of the applicants into traditional security officer positions.  The company also agreed to undertake extensive self-monitoring measures to ensure that all hiring practices fully comply with the law and will immediately correct any discriminatory practice.  In addition, Wackenhut will ensure compliance with Executive Order 11246 recordkeeping requirements.

 

“We strongly encourage other employers to take proactive steps to come into compliance with the law to prevent workplace discrimination,” said Melissa Speer, OFCCP acting director of OFCCP’s Southwest and Rocky Mountain Regions, who is located in Dallas.

 

OFCCP, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, enforces Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 that prohibit employment discrimination by federal contractors.  The agency monitors federal contractors to ensure that they provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

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