OFCCP Docks Contractor $400K for Sex Bias

More than 100 women denied pharmacy attendant jobs at Hospira Inc., a Kansas-based government contractor, will share in $400,000 in backpay under a settlement agreement reached with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

The OFCCP said that its investigation found that discriminatory selection practices resulted in qualified female applicants being hired at much lower rates than similarly qualified male applicants. OFCCP also found that Hospira violated record-keeping requirements by failing to preserve employment applications and interview forms.

One hundred and forty five women denied jobs in favor of male applicants will share in the award.

These violations occurred while Hospira received more than $35 million in contracts for developing and manufacturing injection medications for the U.S. government, the OFCCP announcement said.

Read more about the settlement here.

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