After a routine compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Deloitte Services will pay $275,000 in back pay and interest to 34 women employees to resolve allegations of wage discrimination at its worksite in Tennessee.
Deloitte Services provides internal support to Deloitte, a nationwide provider of audit, consulting, tax and advisory services. The internal support for large-scale federal contracts includes market development, sales, security, finance and accounting, along with technology and administrative services.
During the review, OFCCP found Deloitte Services discriminated when it paid women employees in technology services in Hermitage less than their men counterparts. OFCCP also found that the federal contractor failed to adequately evaluate women placement rates into certain positions within the market development function at its Atlanta location and the workplace services function at its Hermitage location.
“The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to combating pay discrimination and ensuring fair compensation of all employees,” said Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs deputy director Patricia Davidson in Washington, D.C. “Deloitte Services LP is working cooperatively with the department to resolve these matters and to prevent similar issues from happening again.”
Deloitte Services will pay back pay and interest to 34 women employees in technology services, ensure that its compensation policies and pay procedures are free from discrimination and provide training to all managers, supervisors and other company officials who oversee pay decisions in the Tennessee and Georgia locations. The contractor denies the allegations.
Anyone who thinks he or she may be one of the applicants eligible for back pay from this settlement or may know someone who is may visit the OFCCP class member locator for information about this and other OFCCP settlements.
OFCCP enforces executive order 11246, section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. The laws, as amended, make it illegal for contractors and subcontractors doing business with the federal government to discriminate in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran. In addition, contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from discriminating against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed or disclosed their compensation or the compensation of others subject to certain limitations and may not retaliate against applicants or employees for engaging in protected activities. The laws also require that federal contractors provide equal employment opportunity through affirmative action. For more information, call OFCCP’s toll-free helpline at 800-397-6251 or visit dol.gov/ofccp.
The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.