Shamrock Foods Settles Race and Gender Lawsuit

Corporate settlement continues in discrimination cases. Shamrock Foods joins the atonement gang. Shamrock Foods settles discrimination charges Cathryn Creno for The Arizona Republic writes: Shamrock Foods will settle a federal race and gender discrimination lawsuit by paying back wages with interest and offering jobs to some rejected applicants.

The United States Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced the settlement Tuesday.

Under the agreement, the Phoenix-based food supply company will pay a total of $816,781 to 870 female and minority job applicants who were rejected in 2004 and 2005.

Shamrock also will offer jobs to 20 women and 28 minority candidates who were not hired.

Shamrock, a privately held company that employed 2,513 workers in 2005, has federal contracts to supply dairy products to the Department of Veterans Affairs and to federal prisons.

The company began as a mom-and-pop dairy in 1920 and now operates in 10 states.