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Dominion, Contractors Accused of Job Bias Against Blacks (1)

March 4, 2020, 4:49 PM; Updated: March 4, 2020, 7:40 PM

Dominion Energy Inc., subsidiary Virginia Electric & Power Co., and contractors Frenzelit Inc. and Arc Energy Services schemed to discriminate against black employees and applicants as a class in recruitment, hiring, and employee retention, a new federal lawsuit charges.

The bias affected staffing of the “augmented workforce” at various Dominion power plants, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Each of the plants is “staffed with Dominion/VEPCO onsite management, but most labor is performed by supplied ‘contract’ labor” hired through Frenzelit and Arc. Those companies function as “joint employers” at...

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