Fed contractor settles, was accused of hiring bias.

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The Philadelphia office of the U.S. Department of Labor has reached an agreement to settle discrimination charges against Coastal International Security, Inc., a federal contractor that provides security at government installations. To settle allegations of systemic hiring discrimination, the company agreed to pay $409,947 in back wages, plus interest.

The bias came to light when the DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs conducted a routine compliance review. Inspectors discovered that the company had discriminated against 180 women who applied for...

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