Tech Company To Pay 1.6 Million For Alleged Hiring Discrimination Featured

  01 May 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has settled a lawsuit with Palantir Technologies Inc. to resolve charges of systemic hiring discrimination at the company’s Palo Alto facility.

The OFCCP’s alleged that Palantir Technologies discriminated against Asian applicants in the hiring and selection process for engineering positions. Under the terms of the settlement, Palantir will pay $1,659,434 in back wages and other monetary relief – including the value of stock options – to the affected class and extend job offers to eight eligible class members. Palantir is a computer software and services company specializing in data analysis. Founded in 2004, its clients include federal government agencies, law enforcement agencies and private companies. As a federal contractor, Palantir is prohibited by Executive Order 11246 from discriminating in employment on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin and is required to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment. Read more here.