When Minnesota workers apply for a job, they expect that the employer’s decision will be based on their objective aptitude for the position. Yet some employers still impermissibly hire employees according to their race, national origin or sex. This week, FedEx agreed to settle with the U.S. Department of Labor over allegations that the company engaged in employment discrimination.
The allegations of discrimination were far reaching. According to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, over 21,000 applicants across 15 states were affected by FedEx’s behavior. The office caught the discriminatory practices because it routinely examines how contractors who work for the government–of which FedEx is one–choose to hire employees.