Humana reaches $2.5M settlement over alleged pay discrimination against 753 women

Humana agreed to pay $2.5 million in back wages and interest to resolve allegations of pay discrimination against female workers in consulting, project manager and manager roles.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs accused Humana of paying 753 women less than their male counterparts at the payer's Louisville, Ky., headquarters from 2011 to 2012.

OFCCP asserted that alleged payment discrepancies violated Executive Order 11246. The order mandates federal contractors can't discriminate on the basis of sex. Humana contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Humana's settlement does not admit liability. The payer said it will adjust its payment policies to ensure they meet federal requirements.

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