Arms manufacturer to pay $630K in back wages after discriminating against job applicants

Oct. 26, 2023
The money will be used to resolve alleged hiring discrimination against 286 Black and women applicants who attempted to secure employment at the company’s Mississippi facility.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that Olin Corp. will pay $630,000 in back wages and interest. The money will be used to resolve alleged hiring discrimination against 286 Black and women applicants who attempted to secure employment at the company’s Mississippi facility. An investigation conducted by the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the arms and ammunition manufacturer violated Executive Order 11246 when hiring for Adjuster II positions. According to the department, Olin entered into an early resolution conciliation agreement and promised to make sure its hiring and selection processes were free of discrimination. In an effort to rectify the situation, the company will also offer jobs to 46 Black and female-affected applicants as positions become available.

In a recent quote, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Southeast Regional Director Aida Collins said, “Federal contractors must ensure there is no discrimination in their employment practices.”

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