OFCCP's $900,000 Settlement with Gerber Holds Lessons for Other Employers


A recent announcement by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) that Gerber Products Company will pay $900,000 to settle findings of hiring discrimination against 1,912 rejected minority and female applicants may be a reflection of the increased aggressiveness that has been promised by the agency. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis stated that the settlement "should put all federal contractors on notice that the Labor Department is serious about eliminating systemic discrimination."

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