Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Lincoln Electric Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Lincoln Electric Holdings
Penalty: 
$1,000,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
June 12, 2014
Primary Offense: 
employment discrimination
Violation Description: 

Lincoln Electric Co. agreed to settle allegations of hiring discrimination on the basis of race following an investigation by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs that the federal contractor violated Executive Order 11246 by using a hiring process that resulted in systemic discrimination against African American applicants.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Ohio
Facility City: 
Cleveland
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
industrial equipment
Specific Industry of Parent: 
industrial equipment
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Parent company note: 
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