Uber Sued for Pay Discrimination

Posted by Kelly Andrews, PHR, SHRM-CP on November 1 2017

In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, October 24 in a California State Court, three women of color allege that Uber Technologies, Inc. has not been paying female and minority engineers fairly. The lawsuit claims part of the problem can be attributed to a performance evaluation system in which supervisors rank their subordinates. It also states that the way starting salaries are determined resulted in lower pay for women. Two of the three women who filed the lawsuit have since left the company.

OFCCP Closes FY17 With Conciliation Activity

Posted by Cheryl Boyer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Client Services on October 26 2017

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) closed out their 2017 fiscal year with several conciliation agreements. Two of those agreements, with CoreCivic and Kulite Semiconductor Products, were to settle allegations of hiring discrimination. While the companies have not admitted to the agency’s allegations, the conciliation agreements were entered into to resolve the alleged violations “without engaging in further legal proceedings.”

EEOC Examines Job Offers and Medical Exams for Applicants

Posted by Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Senior HR Consultant on October 10 2017

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a lawsuit against Consolidated Edison Company (Con Ed) asserting that applicants were required to undergo a medical examination by the company’s Occupational Health department prior to receiving a valid offer of employment. The discrimination complaint filed by a group of job applicants further alleges that Con Ed asked for genetic information as a condition of employment. The lawsuit claims applicants were not hired because of actual or perceived disabilities.

Pay Equity Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Google

Posted by Lauren Buerger on September 19 2017

Eight months after the Department of Labor sued Google over refusing to provide pay data amidst an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) audit, three female former Google employees have filed a pay equity class action lawsuit against the company.

Judge Orders EEOC to Reconsider Wellness Rules

Posted by Cheryl Boyer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Client Services on August 31 2017

On August 22, 2017, a federal judge in the District of Columbia ordered the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) to reconsider its rules regarding Employer Wellness Program incentives as they relate to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

OFCCP issues a Consent Decree for B&H Foto & Electronics Corp.

Posted by Liz Balconi, PHR, SHRM-CP, M.A., Managing Consultant on August 24 2017

On August 11, 2017, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a consent decree for B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. to resolve allegations of hiring, compensation, and promotion discrimination. What is a consent decree? It is an agreement or settlement to resolve a dispute between two parties—in this case between OFCCP and B&H Foto—without an admission of liability or guilt.  

Retailer Bass Pro agrees to $10.5 million Settlement with EEOC

Posted by Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Senior HR Consultant on August 1 2017

On July 26, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a $10.5 million settlement with Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC for an alleged hiring discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the agency almost six years ago, on September 21, 2011.

Oregon Becomes Next State to Revise Its Equal Pay Law

Posted by Andrea Csordas, SPHR, SHRM-CP on July 28 2017

After California, New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland revised their Equal Pay Laws in 2016, Puerto Rico and, most recently, Oregon followed the trend this year. The Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 was passed on June 1, 2017.

OFCCP Settles Hiring Discrimination Claims with KPMG LLP

Posted by Berkshire Associates on June 23 2017

This blog post was written by Andrea Csordas, PHR, SHRM-CP and Rachel Rubino, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

KPMG, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, has agreed to pay $420,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Short Hills, NJ location. The firm entered a conciliation agreement with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) as a result of an investigation that started in 2011.

OFCCP and Aramark Settle Hiring Discrimination and Steering Claims

Posted by Rachel Rubino, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP on May 31 2017

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into a conciliation agreement with Aramark Uniform Services to settle allegations of hiring discrimination against male applicants and placement discrimination, or steering, against female hires, both for production positions in the contractor’s Evansville, IN facility. Aramark is a provider of uniform services and supplies, and the Evansville, IN location provides both uniform rentals and uniform services.