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Testing services firm settles federal hiring discrimination charges


A testing services company has agreed to pay $77,000 to resolve charges 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.

The OFCCP said in a statement that a compliance review found that from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2019, Eurofins discriminated against 22 Asian applicants who were not selected for associate scientist positions, in violation of Executive Order 11246, which prohibits discrimination by federal contractors.

Eurofins worked cooperatively with the department to resolve these matters and to prevent similar issues from happening again, OFCCP Mid-Atlantic Regional Director Samuel Maiden said in a statement.

The OFCCP said Eurofins also agreed to extend five job opportunities to Asian applicants not selected for the associate scientist position, provide training to all company employees involved in hiring decisions and revise its recruitment processes to ensure they are free from discrimination.

A Eurofins spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.