DOJ Secures Settlements With Four Companies For Discriminatory Job Advertising On College Recruiting Platforms – General Immigration


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On September 21, 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced
that it entered into another four settlements to resolve claims
that companies discriminated against non-U.S. citizens by posting
job opportunities with unlawful citizenship status restrictions on
college job recruiting platforms. The four agreements add to
DOJ’s recent settlements with 16 other companies to resolve
similar claims, bringing the total civil penalty amount for all 20
employers to over $1.1 million. The latest four companies include
CarMax, Axis Analytics, Capital One Bank, and Walmart.

DOJ said its involvement began after a Georgia Institute of
Technology (Georgia Tech) student, who was a lawful permanent
resident at the time, filed a discrimination complaint with the
Civil Rights Division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.
The student’s complaint alleged that Capital One Bank
restricted a paid internship opportunity only to U.S. citizens when
it posted the job on a Georgia Tech job recruitment platform. DOJ
said that during its investigation, the agency learned about
“dozens of other facially discriminatory advertisements
employers posted on Georgia Tech’s job recruiting platform as
well as other platforms operated by colleges across the United
States.”

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