From the NYT–BOA ordered to pay millions to blacks due to discrimination

MaryGSykes.com

is anyone surprised?

As an employer, it wasn’t exactly the bank for all of America.

Bank of America was ordered Monday to pay 1,147 African American job applicants $2,181,593 in back wages and interest after a judge found that the company’s Charlotte office had racially discriminated against them.

Judge Linda S. Chapman ruled that the bank used “unfair and inconsistent selection criteria” when it routinely chose white applicants over black job-seekers in 1993 and again between 2002 and 2005.

In 1993, the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs launched a review of the bank that turned up evidence of “systemic hiring discrimination” against African Americans, denying them entry-level clerical and administrative positions.

A judge ordered Bank of America to pay $2.2 million to more than 1,000 African Americans who were denied work at the company's Charlotte offices. 

A judge ordered Bank of America to pay $2.2 million to more than 1,000 African Americans who were denied work at the company’s…

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