The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has filed a lawsuit against Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Baltimore, LLC for race-based hiring discrimination. During a compliance audit, the OFCCP found the rental car company had discriminatory hiring practices that adversely affected African-Americans applying for management trainee positions. The OFCCP will seek compensation and enjoinment for the company to comply with Executive Order 11246.About the Lawsuit:
- The OFCCP determined Enterprise engaged in racial hiring discrimination
- Enterprise violated Executive Order 11246 by failing to maintain employment and personnel records
- Found African-Americans were not treated equally during the hiring process and were less likely to be hired than white applicants at the initial screening stage
- OFCCP claims the company’s discriminatory hiring practices have continued to the present day
- The OFCCP seeks to order Enterprise Rent-A-Car of Baltimore, its agents, officers, employees, divisions, subsidiaries, and successors, to comply with requirements of Executive Order 11246 and OFCCP regulations
- OFCCP seeks relief for the affected African American applicants
TakeawayIt is evident in this case against Enterprise that the OFCCP has continued their focus on race-based hiring discrimination. Federal contractors should ensure their affirmative action plans are current; review hiring processes and ensure their HR department and managers are properly trained on their affirmative action obligations. If you have any questions concerning this case or if you would like your hiring practices reviewed, contact Career Resources, Inc. at email@example.com.