NJ Contractor Strikes Deal To End Gender-Bias Claims

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 3:49 PM EST) -- A New Jersey mechanical contracting company will pay $400,000 to settle claims that it repeatedly passed over a female plumber for less-experienced male plumbers and generally failed to hire female workers for publicly funded projects and other jobs, the state announced Monday.

Falasca Mechanical Inc. failed to hire or seek a single female plumber as part of 29 public works projects that generated about $93 million for the Vineland, N.J.-based company, according to state Attorney General John J. Hoffman. Those projects included municipal buildings, state buildings,...
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