Fed Ex has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs that the company’s hiring practices were discriminatory. The Department of Labor discovered the alleged discriminatory practices while performing a yearly audit of contractors who work with the Federal Government.
The agency claimed FedEx regularly refused to hire some applicants because of their sex, race or national origin. The investigation included a statistical analysis of FedEx hiring records and interviews with company officials.
Under the settlement, over twenty thousand job applicants across 15 states will split the $3 million. The company will also extend job offers to numerous previously rejected applicants. Alabama workers who feel they have been subjected to discriminatory hiring practices may contact our office at (205) 382-3872 for a free consultation.