AstraZeneca, IBM and others settle OFCCP pay discrimination claims

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs reached agreements settling allegations of pay discrimination with a number of companies, including AstraZeneca, IBM and Thomas Reuters Corp., it announced last week.

Each of the companies were charged with failing to comply with Executive Order 11246, which prohibits federal contractors and some contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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