FedEx to pay $3 million settlement in discrimination case

Parcel service allegedly discriminated against 21,635 job applicants in 15 states

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today announced that it has struck a settlement with subsidiaries of FedEx Corp. to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at 23 facilities across 15 states.

After reviewing compliance reviews dating back seven years, the OFCCP said it found evidence that FedEx’s hiring practices and selection procedures had violated Executive Order 11246 by discriminating on the basis of sex, race and/or national origin. Of the 21,635-person class, the OFCCP found that 61 percent were female, 52 percent were black, 14 percent were Hispanic, 2 percent Asian and 1 percent was Native American.

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