U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $222,000 to Resolve Pay Discrimination Investigation at San Diego Parker Hannifin Facility
SAN DIEGO, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor reached a settlement with Parker Hannifin Corp. that requires the company to pay $222,000 to remedy pay discrimination violations identified at its San Diego Composite Sealing Solutions facility.
The settlement comes after a routine compliance evaluation by the Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), where OFCCP investigators found that, as of Jan. 1, 2014, Parker Hannifin steered females in operative positions, such as machinist, molders, shipping and technicians, into lower paying roles, earning less than males situated similarly.
“This settlement demonstrates the U.S. Department of Labor’s commitment to combatting pay discrimination,” said OFCCP Acting Director Craig E. Leen.
Parker Hannifin Corp. agreed to pay $222,000 in back pay and interest to 37 women. The company also agreed to review employee compensation practices and make adjustments as necessary. Other non-monetary forms of relief contained in the settlement include compensation monitoring and Equal Employment Opportunity training.
Parker Hannifin Corp.’s Composite Sealing Solutions Division is a federal contractor that designs and manufactures sealing systems, including systems used in the aerospace and military sectors.
In addition to Executive Order 11246, OFCCP enforces Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. These 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. For more information, please call OFCCP’s toll-free helpline at 800-397-6251 or visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/.