The U.S. Department of Labor entered a conciliation agreement with Oldcastle Building Envelope in which the company will pay $300,000 in back wages and interest to eligible class members to resolve hiring discrimination allegations at its Covington, Ga., facility. As part of the agreement, Oldcastle Building Envelope does not admit to the allegations of the Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
The OFCCP alleged Oldcastle Building Envelope discriminated, in favor of white and male applicants, against female and African American applicants who applied for glassworker production positions. In addition to paying back wages and interest, Oldcastle Building Envelope agreed to provide job opportunities to the 49 affected applicants and will take steps to ensure its personnel practices, including recruitment, recordkeeping, and internal auditing procedures comply with the law.
“Federal contractors and subcontractors must comply with all federal anti-discrimination laws,” OFCCP southeast regional director Samuel Maiden said in a news release. “Oldcastle Building Envelope is working cooperatively with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve this matter and has committed to providing equal employment opportunities.”