Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Bank of America Corp
Current Parent Company: 
Bank of America
Penalty: 
$2,181,593
Year: 
2013
Date: 
September 23, 2013
Primary Offense: 
employment discrimination
Violation Description: 

A U.S. Department of Labor administrative law judge ordered Bank of America Corp. to pay 1,147 African American job applicants $ 2,181,593 in back wages and interest for race-based hiring discrimination at the company's Charlotte facility. In an earlier ruling, the judge determined that the bank applied unfair and inconsistent selection criteria resulting in the rejection of qualified African American applicants for teller and entry-level clerical and administrative positions.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
North Carolina
Facility City: 
Charlotte
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
North Carolina
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking
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Parent company note: 
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