gavel- representing a suit against Convergys for failing to provide affirmative action plansHospira Inc., a global provider of infusion technologies and injectable drugs, will pay $400,000 in back wages to female applicants who had applied for a pharmacy attendant position. In an investigation conducted by the OFCCP of the company’s Mcpherson, Kansas, location it was found Hospira discriminated against 145 female applicants.

Settlement and Findings:

  • Hospira was using discriminatory hiring practices resulting in qualified female job applicants being employed at significantly lower rates than comparably qualified male job applicants
  • Hospira violated Executive Order 11246 by denying jobs to 145 female applicants for the position of pharmacy attendant
  • The contractor was in violation record-keeping requirements by failing to keep interview forms and job applications
  • Hospira has agreed to the terms of a conciliation agreement with the OFCCP and is committed to hiring 11 female affected class members during the agreement’s monitoring period
  • The federal contractor agrees to pay $400,000 in back pay with interest to the 145 female employment applicants who were denied positions.

During the time of these violations Hospira was receiving over $35 million in federal contracts for the manufacturing and development of injectable medication for the government. These violations could have been avoided if the company had been in compliance with their record keeping requirements, reviewed their hiring process and most importantly consulted with an affirmative action plan consultant.If have any questions concerning the violations or requirements discussed in this settlement please contact Career Resources, Inc. at