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Federal Contractor Cintas Corp. Settles Pay Bias Action (1)

Aug. 26, 2019, 8:25 PM; Updated: Aug. 26, 2019, 9:24 PM

Cintas Corp. agreed to pay nearly $650,000 to settle Labor Department enforcement actions claiming illegal discrimination in pay and hiring as a federal contractor.

The agreements resolved one of a series of federal probes into alleged compensation discrimination by large companies that do business with the federal government.

Cintas—which supplies uniforms and apparel as part of business services it provides to some 800,000 companies and government units—settled a 2017 lawsuit by the department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs claiming that it had underpaid female production workers at a Philadelphia location by regularly assigning them to the lowest-paying jobs.

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