Security provider, federal contractor to pay $375K in back wages to 536 affected applicants
HOUSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a conciliation agreement with a leading armored security provider to the financial industry to resolve alleged systemic race- and gender-based hiring discrimination at its Houston facility.
The agreement follows a routine compliance evaluation by the department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs that alleged – from April 3, 2017, through April 3, 2019 – Loomis Armored US LLC discriminated against 355 Black male and female applicants, and 181 other female applicants, when hiring for cash management service teller positions. The alleged actions violate Executive Order 11246, which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating in employment based race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
Loomis Armored US has agreed to pay $375,000, in back wages to 536 Black and female applicants, and to revise its recruiting and selection procedures to ensure its personnel practices meet legal requirements. In addition, the employer will extend job opportunities to 24 affected Black and female applicants at its facilities nationwide.
“Our agreement with Loomis Armored US LLC will resolve alleged violations discovered in a routine compliance audit, compensate affected job applicants, and ensure the employer complies with federal hiring and employment laws,” explained Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Regional Director Melissa Speer in Dallas.
During the period that OFCCP reviewed, the company had federal contracts with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, IRS, Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Park Service and the Defense Commissary Agency.
Founded in 1925 as Loomis Armored Car Service, the company was the first to transport cash in the Western U.S. in armored vehicles. Today, Loomis Armored US LLC has nearly 200 locations, and more than 9,000 employees and 3,000 vehicles. It provides products and services to financial institutions and commercial and retail businesses nationwide.
OFCCP launched the Class Member Locator to identify applicants or workers who may be entitled to monetary relief and/or consideration for job placement as a result of OFCCP’s compliance evaluations and complaint investigations. If you think you may be a class member employed by Loomis Armored US LLC, learn more about this and other settlements.
OFCCP enforces Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.