• Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits of Louisiana, LLC Settles Hiring Bias Claims
  • March 22, 2017 | Author: Joseph R. Hugg
  • Law Firm: Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. - New Orleans Office
  • On January 9, Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits of Louisiana LLC agreed to a $175,000 settlement with the Labor Department over allegations that it discriminated against 467 black applicants for warehouse positions. So far, the settlement is the first in 2017 that stems from action by the DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. The OFCCP files only a handful of administrative complaints each year. In this case, OFCCP conducted a routine compliance audit of Southern Glazer's facility in St. Rose, La., and found the company's hiring process resulted in race discrimination against black applicants between January 2008 and January 2009, according to an administrative complaint.