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N.J. dairy to pay $324K over sex, race bias claims

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

A dairy company that sells to stores and schools in the Northeast and to federal agencies has agreed to pay over $324,000 to settle claims it discriminated against more than 200 female, black and Asian job applicants for warehouse jobs, the Labor Department said.

Cream-O-Land Dairy, while denying any wrongdoing, agreed to make 24 job offers to affected class members as they become available and to change hiring practices to ensure there is no further alleged discrimination.

The government said 227 job applicants were affected. They will be offered back pay, interest and benefits in lieu of retroactive seniority, in an amount totaling over $324,000.

Cream-O-Land declined comment Tuesday on the settlement.

The dairy sells to stores and schools in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware as well as to federal agencies including Veterans Affairs and the Army.

 

 
 


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