26 March 2018

Federal Contractor Pays $2.5 Million in OFCCP Case

Those who believed that the OFCCP was losing steam had quite a surprise.  Last week the OFCCP announced that it had resolved an audit with Humana Inc. for $2.5 million in back wages and interest.  The OFCCP alleged that Humana paid hundreds of women at its Louisville, Kentucky headquarters less than their similarly situated male coworkers.  This alleged discriminatory pay practice was uncovered doing a routine compliance audit.

Details of the settlement are as follows:

  • Date:  March 19, 2018
  • Employer:  Humana, Inc.
  • Number of Individuals Involved:  753 Female Employees
  • Positions:  Consulting, Project Management, Managers
  • Nature of Claim:  Compensation Discrimination
  • Amount Involved:  $2.5 Million in Back Pay and Interest. Pay adjustments and review of compensation practices.

This agreement signals that under the Trump administration the OFCCP is continuing to focus on equal pay issues, particularly systemic pay discrimination.

Miller Johnson’s Affirmative Action and Government Contractor Practice Group will continue to keep you updated on future OFCCP trends and significant settlement cases.