Bank of America must pay $2.2 million in race discrimination case

Company accused of “systemic hiring discrimination” at a North Carolina branch

Bank of America Corp. (BofA) will be paying dearly for its past discretions.

On Sept. 23, a Department of Labor administrative law judge ordered the bank to shell out $2.2 million in back wages and interest to 1,147 African American people who applied for jobs at a Charlotte, N.C., location in the 1990s and early 2000s. The payout is the result of the bank’s “unfair and consistent selection criteria,” as they excluded black applicants for entry-level, teller and administrative positions.


Cathleen Flahardy

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