Overnite Transportation reportedly will pay $232,250 to settle a racial discrimination complaint from the U.S. Department of Labor. Labor officials say Overnite will make the payments to 260 black applicants at its facility in South Holland, Ill., the Associated Press reported Wednesday, Nov. 1. The money will cover back pay and interest.
The labor department found during an investigation from Oct. 1, 2003 to Sept. 30, 2004, that the company didn’t give black applicants equal employment opportunities and discriminated against them based on race, according to AP. Under the settlement, the company — which UPS purchased in August 2005 and renamed UPS Freight — also will give 15 of the applicants dockworker positions, the AP reported.