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Comcast Enters into a Conciliation Agreement with OFCCP to resolve steering and hiring violations

2015-04-30

On April 30, 2015, Comcast entered into a Conciliation Agreement with OFCCP to address the notice of violation issued on March 22, 2011.  OFCCP determined that between March 2006 and September 2007 that Comcast in Everett, Washington steered 96 women into lower-paying positions that assisted customers with cable services rather than higher-paid positions providing customer assistance for Internet services because these positions were considered “technician.”  OFCCP also determined that Comcast disproportionately rejected 100 African American, Asian and Hispanic applicants for call center jobs because its hiring tests were neither uniformly applied nor validated. 

Comcast will pay $53,633.48 in back pay and interest to 96 current and former female employees and pay $133,366.52 in back pay and interest to 100 African-American, Asian and Hispanic applicants.  They will also hire up to 31 members of the affected class as call center positions become available.  

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