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U.S. Department of Labor and Rolls-Royce North America resolved alleged hiring discrimination

Christian Fernsby |
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Rolls-Royce North America Holdings Inc. have entered into an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination.

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While denying OFCCP’s allegations, Rolls-Royce has agreed to pay $135,000 in back wages and interest to 26 female applicants not selected for machine operator positions at its manufacturing facility in Prince George, Virginia, and provide job opportunities to four of the affected female applicants.

“The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ Early Resolution Procedures are designed to enable federal contractors and the Department to work together to address and resolve issues of non-compliance efficiently,” said Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director Craig E. Leen in Washington, D.C.

“Companies that accept federal contracts must monitor their hiring processes to ensure applicants are not rejected based on unlawful practices,” said Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Regional Director Michele Hodge, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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