KPMG entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination against 60 Asian candidates applying for associate auditor jobs in the firm’s Short Hills, N.J., office.
The Labor Department announced the agreement last week between the firm and the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. The OFCCP found KPMG violated an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating in employment based on race, color or national origin. The firm has over $14 million in contracts with various federal agencies including the Energy Department, Housing and Urban Development, along with NASA and the Internal Revenue Service.
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