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After ‘whites only’ job posting, Va. tech company hit with fine from the Justice Department

An Ashburn, Virginia-based technology company was fined by the Justice Department after announcing it was seeking “white” candidates for a job posting.

A technology company based in Loudoun County, Virginia, was fined by the Department of Justice after announcing it was seeking “white” candidates for a job posting.

The job posting for Ashburn-based Arthur Grand Technologies Inc. was posted in March 2023 and said the company was only looking for “U.S.-born citizens (white) who live within 60 miles from Dallas, Texas (do not share with applicants). ),” according to a Department of Justice press release.

The Civil Rights Division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section opened an investigation in May 2023 and “determined that Arthur Grand discriminated on the basis of citizenship status and national origin after a recruiter working for Arthur Grand’s subsidiary in India posted the ad on the job site Indeed.

Following this publication, the announcement was widely shared online. An investigation by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs determined that the company applied for an open business analyst position in Dallas through a public online recruiting site.

“It is shameful that in the 21st century we continue to see employers use ‘white-only’ and ‘U.S.-born-only’ job postings to exclude otherwise eligible applicants of color,” the Attorney General said. Deputy Kristen Clarke of the Department of Justice. Rights Division in the press release. “I share the public outrage over Arthur Grand’s appalling and discriminatory ban on job applicants based on their citizenship status, national origin, color and race.”

As part of a Justice Department settlement, Arthur Grand will pay a civil penalty and train its staff on INA requirements, revise its employment policies and be subject to department oversight.

Arthur Grand must also pay compensation to those who filed complaints with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

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