Following a similar but unrelated lawsuit last month against Merrill Lynch, Bank of America has been fined $2.2 million after more than 1,100 African-American job applicants were determined to have faced discrimination during the employment process. The incidents, which took place over a 12-year-period, occurred at the company’s offices in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Citing “unfair and inconsistent selection criteria,” the judge ordered that the money be apportioned and paid to those former job applicants who brought the case forward. It was also ordered that, as soon as positions are opened, the bank must offer jobs to 10 of those applicants.
Written by Chris Bacavis