DOL Collects ‘Second Highest’ Total From Bias Settlements (1)

Oct. 19, 2020, 6:23 PMUpdated: Oct. 19, 2020, 7:49 PM

The Labor Department’s federal contractor watchdog recovered $35.6 million in monetary discrimination settlements from federal contractors during fiscal 2020, the agency announced.

The DOL called it “the second highest year in history,” following fiscal 2019 when its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs recovered $40.6 million in settlements with contractors accused of hiring, pay, and other workplace discrimination.

The agency audits federal contractors for compliance with affirmative action and anti-discrimination laws. Federal contractors employ about 25% of U.S. workers.

In fiscal 2020, the agency settled allegations of pay discrimination with Comcast Corp., Princeton University, and Locke Lord LLP. ...

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