On May 23, 2024, the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Labor (DOL) announced separate agreements with Arthur Grand Technologies Inc., an information technology services firm based in Virginia. 

DOJ’s agreement resolves the department’s determination that Arthur Grand violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by posting a discriminatory job advertisement in March 2023 that restricted eligible candidates to “only US Born Citizens [white] who are local within 60 miles from Dallas, TX [Don’t share with candidates]” [brackets in original]. 

DOJ’s agreement notes that Arthur Grand “asserted that the posted advertisement was generated by a disgruntled recruiter in India and was intended to embarrass the company; and Respondent thereby denies that the posting was authorized by the company or that Respondent intended to dissuade non-U.S. Citizens from applying for the position.” The agreement orders the company to pay a civil penalty of $7,500. Among other requirements, the agreement also requires recruitment personnel to view a training video.

DOL’s agreement resolves its determination that Arthur Grand violated Executive Order 11246, which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. That agreement includes $31,000 to compensate individuals and other injunctive relief.

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