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Shamrock Applicant Discrimination

Phoenix, AZ: (Sep-18-07) The United States Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs brought a lawsuit against Shamrock Foods, alleging that the Phoenix-based food supply company discriminated against their employees based on race and gender. The suit stated that 870 female and minority job applicants were rejected in 2004 and 2005. Shamrock, a privately held company that employed 2,513 workers in 2005, has federal contracts to supply dairy products to the Department of Veterans Affairs and to federal prisons. The company began as a mom-and-pop dairy in 1920 and now operates in 10 states.

In a settlement reached, Shamrock Foods will settle the federal race and gender discrimination lawsuit by paying a total of $816,781 to 870 female and minority job applicants. Further, as part of the deal, Shamrock also will offer jobs to 20 women and 28 minority candidates who were not hired. [ARIZONIA REPUBLIC: APPLICANT DISCRIMINATION]


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Published on Sep-20-07


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