Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
BP Exploration and Production, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
BP
Penalty: 
$5,400,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
June 29, 2012
Primary Offense: 
employment discrimination
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and BP Exploration and Production, Inc. announced a voluntary resolution of an investigation relating to the hiring of women by contractors providing temporary labor for the oil spill response in 2010. The EEOC's investigation was based on concerns raised by several women in Louisiana and Alabama that certain contractors participating in the oil spill response did not consider them for the cleanup effort because of their gender.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Britain
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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