Gov't Contractors Agree To Pay $900K After Race Bias Probes

Law360 (September 25, 2020, 5:53 PM EDT) -- A semiconductor distributor and disease test maker will collectively shell out $900,000 after the federal government contractor watchdog determined they had turned away droves of applicants because of their race, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday.

Mouser Electronics Inc. in Mansfield, Texas, and BioFire Diagnostics in Salt Lake City, Utah, each struck deals with the DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs after investigations or evaluations revealed race discrimination, according to the DOL.

"The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to resolving discrimination issues by working with employers and employees," Melissa Speer, regional director for OFCCP's Southwest and Rocky Mountain...

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