Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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GE Lighting Hiring Discrimination

GE Lighting LLC settled allegations of hiring discrimination following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). OFCCP found that GE used the WorkKeys test as part of its selection process, even though it was not properly supported by a validation study that satisfies the requirements of the “Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures.” OFCCP concluded that GE’s hiring process systematically discriminated against female applicants, a violation of Executive Order 11246. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, GE paid $537,000 in back wages and interest to 102 women who were rejected for entry-level attendant positions at the company’s Bucyrus facility. GE Lighting also agreed to extend job offers to at least five of the original class members as positions become available.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Electric $537,000
Further Information Released
OFCCP Press Release 9/11/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database