Last week the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) reached a $295,000 settlement in a sex discrimination suit with Lund Boat Co., a subsidiary of Brunswick Corporation. In the past two years, the Brunswick Corporation has been awarded $248 million in federal contracts.
OFCCP found that Lund Boat Co. had passed over 185 qualified female applicants for entry level positions based on gender alone.
The settlement requires that Lund Boat Co. pays $295,000 in back wages and interest to 185 women who were denied jobs at Lund in 2006 and 2007. In addition, Lund must hire at least 27 of the 185 women originally denied and report to the OFCCP for the next two years.
Media Resources: Chicago Tribune 9/4/12; OFCCP News Release 9/4/12