LinkedIn will pay $1.8 million and take other steps to resolve DOL allegations that it engaged in systemic gender-based pay discrimination at two of its California facilities.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs conducted a routine compliance evaluation.
After doing so, it found that for a two-year period beginning at the start of March of 2015, LinkedIn did not comply with Executive Order 11246.
Among other things, that order bans federal contractors from discriminating in employment on the basis of a number of protected categories, including sex.
According to the OFCCP, LinkedIn violated the order in that it did not equally pay some females in its engineering, marketing and product job groups at its facilities in San Francisco and Sunnyvale.
Agreement Ends Matter
To resolve the allegations, the parties entered into a conciliation agreement.
In addition to paying $1.8 million, LinkedIn agreed to conduct staff training to ensure compliance with its non-bias obligations.
In addition, for the next three years it will evaluate whether its compensation practices are gender neutral and will make any adjustments that are needed.
It will also revise its compensation policies and practices to ensure compliance with applicable legal requirements.
A total of 686 employees will benefit from the agreement.