Government contractors are required under federal law to take affirmative action steps to ensure that they avoid discrimination and provide advancement opportunities for women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans. Meeting affirmative action requirements can present challenges for any organization. Violating these requirements, even unknowingly, may result in the loss of federal contracting work and cause a contractor to owe back pay if systemic discrimination is found.
Stevens & Lee assists organizations in a broad range of industries to develop affirmative action policies and plans to help them avoid sanctions and fulfill their obligations under federal contracts. We assist organizations with:
- Affirmative Action Plan preparation
- Policy assessment and development
- Discrimination testing
- Compensation review
- Legal consultation, audit and litigation support
- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action training for managers and supervisors
We have the knowledge, experience and expertise to advise you on your legal obligations under EEO and affirmative action laws and regulations. We have defended clients in affirmative action compliance investigations and have broad experience in administrative agency and court litigation.