A testing services company has agreed to pay $77,000 to settle allegations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs that it discriminated against Asian job applicants at its Lancaster, Pennsylvania facility.
OFCCP said in a statement that a compliance review found that from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Eurofins discriminated against 22 Asian applicants who were not selected as associate researchers, in violation of Executive Order 11246, which prohibits discrimination against federal contractors.
Eurofins worked with the department to resolve these issues and to prevent similar issues from occurring again, OFCCP Mid-Atlantic Regional Director Samuel Maiden said in a statement.
OFCCP said Eurofins also agreed to extend five job openings to Asian applicants not selected for the position of associate researcher, provide training to all company employees involved in hiring decisions and revise its recruitment processes to ensure they are free of discrimination.
A spokesman for Eurofins did not respond to a request for comment.