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ALJ Tells Bank of America to Pay $2.2 Million
To Class of 1,100 Rejected Black Applicants

Sept. 18, 2013, 4:00 AM

Bank of America should pay approximately $2.2 million to a class of more than 1,100 black applicants who were unlawfully denied jobs in the early 1990s and the mid-2000s in violation of Executive Order 11,246, a Labor Department administrative law judge ruled Sept. 17 in a long-running case brought by DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP v. Bank of Am.).

In a recommended decision and order, ALJ Linda S. Chapman relied on the calculations of the OFCCP’s statistical expert over the bank’s expert because the former took into account her previous direction that the parties...

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