CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced ADP LLC, a leading payroll
processing and human resources management outsourcing provider, will settle
allegations of discriminating against black and Hispanic individuals.
"We commend ADP's willingness to continue examining its
recruitment, hiring and promotion practices to ensure that any potential
roadblocks to employment and advancement are removed," said EEOC Chicago
District director Julianne Bowman "We are particularly pleased to
have achieved these results through a cooperative process of conciliation with
ADP throughout our investigation, without having to resort to protracted
investigation or litigation."
ADP will pay close to $1.4 million and take steps to enhance
its recruitment, hiring and promotion of minorities. Additionally, the company
has agreed to inform EEOC of its future efforts to expand opportunities for
minority job applicants.
"While ADP believes that it has fully complied with the
law, we chose to settle this matter to avoid the additional time, expense and
distraction of EEOC proceedings, and to put this matter behind us so we can
focus on serving our clients and growing our business opportunities in the
Chicago area and beyond,” said ADP chief diversity & corporate social responsibility officer Rita Mitjans.