Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Goodyear discrimination complaint costs $925K+

Goodyear Tire & Rubber has entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) over a sex discrimination complaint.

I wrote about the complaint last year. The OFCCP claimed that Goodyear was discriminating against females applying for entry-level operative and labor positions in violation of Executive Order 11246.

So what's it gonna cost? Goodyear will pay out $925,000 in back wages and interest to 800 women.

What else will it cost them (aside from bad press)?

- Goodyear will hire 60 women from the class, as long as they make it through a re-designed selection process.

- The company will conducted annual training for managers at one of its plants on EEO and affirmative action (I'm thinking training company-wide would be a good call?).

...and last but not least:

- Goodyear will submit semi-annual compliance reports to the OFCCP for at least two years and will report on any adverse impact the new selection procedures have.


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