US Department of Labor, Regus Management Group reach agreement to resolve alleged race- and gender-based hiring discrimination nationwide

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DALLAS – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a conciliation agreement with Regus Management Group LLC, a leading global workspace provider, to resolve allegations of systemic race- and gender-based hiring discrimination at its facilities nationwide.

The agreement follows a routine compliance evaluation by the department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs that alleged Regus discriminated from Oct. 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018, against Black and male applicants for the position of Community Associate and against Black applicants for the position of Community Manager. The alleged actions violate Executive Order 11246, which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating in employment based race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Regus Management Group has agreed to pay $900,000 in back wages and interest to 4,285 Black and male applicants. The company will also take steps to ensure its personnel practices – including recordkeeping, internal audits and outreach – meet legal requirements.

“Together, the U.S. Department of Labor and Regus Management Group LLC will ensure that the issues identified in the compliance evaluation are resolved, and that the employer puts measures in place to comply with federal hiring and employment laws,” said Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Regional Director Melissa Speer in Dallas.

In addition to paying back wages, Regus agreed to extend job opportunities to 124 affected Black and male applicants throughout its facilities nationwide. During the time of the evaluation, the company had federal contracts with the departments of State and Homeland Security.

Founded in 2004, Regus Management Group LLC is based in Addison and specializes in providing small, private offices and co-working areas. The company is part of the International Workplace Group based in Switzerland.

OFCCP launched the Class Member Locator to identify applicants or workers who may be entitled to monetary relief and/or consideration for job placement as a result of OFCCP’s compliance evaluations and complaint investigations. If you think you may be a class member employed by Regus Management Group LLC, learn more about this and other settlements.