Bloomberg Law
Sept. 17, 2020, 1:53 PMUpdated: Sept. 17, 2020, 9:16 PM

Microsoft Hiring Bias Settlement Sidesteps DOL Pay Claims (1)

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

Microsoft Corp. will pay $3 million to settle Labor Department allegations of race discrimination in hiring, under an agreement that doesn’t directly address previous claims of pay bias against women from the same agency audits.

Audits of several Microsoft locations across the U.S. found that the technology company’s hiring practices resulted in “a statistically significant disparity” against minority applicants, the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs said in a conciliation agreement dated Sept. 4.

Microsoft allegedly discriminated against Asian applicants at its location in Las Colinas, Texas; Black and Hispanic applicants in Redmond, Wash.; Asian applicants in New York ...

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