The Labor Department obtained more than $40 million from monetary settlements in fiscal year 2019 for workers affected by alleged discrimination—a record amount for the agency, a DOL official told Bloomberg Law.
The DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs in FY 2019 settled bias allegations against federal contractors that include Dell Technologies Inc., Bank of America Corp., and Goldman Sachs. The agency polices federal anti-discrimination law among businesses that work with the government, which employ approximately 25% of Americans.
Fiscal 2019’s settlement total is an approximately 150% increase from the prior year, when the agency collected more than $16 million. The next highest year for monetary collections was 2017, when the agency obtained almost $24 million.
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