Contractor Settles DOL Hiring Discrimination Claims

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT) -- Construction contractor M.C. Dean Inc. has reached an $875,000 deal with the U.S. Department of Labor to settle claims that it discriminated against 381 minority job candidates in its hiring procedures, the government said Wednesday.

Investigators from the DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs say the Washington-area contractor used unlawful hiring procedures, including invalid tests, which prevented the company from hiring many qualified minority job candidates as apprentices and electricians.

The OFCCP says these discriminatory procedures violate Executive Order 11246, which prohibits federal contractors from...
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