Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Gerber Products Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Nestle
Penalty: 
$900,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
August 18, 2009
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
employment discrimination
Violation Description: 

Gerber Products Co. agreed to settle findings of hiring discrimination against 1,912 rejected minority and female applicants for entry-level positions. The agreement settled allegations that Gerber engaged in hiring discrimination against minority and female applicants for one year.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Arkansas
Facility City: 
Fort Smith
HQ Country of Parent: 
Switzerland
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
food products
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Parent company note: 
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