OFCCP SETTLES WITH LEPRINO FOODS ON ADVERSE IMPACT CHARGES
by Art Gutman Ph.D., Professor, Florida Institute of Technology
In a release dated 7/19/12, the OFCCP announced a settlement with Denver, CO based Leprino Foods, a major producer of mozzarella cheese. The OFCCP alleges that Leprino’s Lemoore West facility used a pre-employment Workkeys exam that adversely impacted blacks, Asians, and Hispanics. Under the terms of the consent decree, Leprino agreed to pay $550,000 in back pay and interest to 253 minority applicants who were rejected based on exam scores between January 2005 and October 2006. Leprino also agreed to hire at least 13 of the original 253 applicants, undertake extensive self-monitoring measures, and correct any discriminatory practices.