Judge Orders Enterprise Holdings to Pay Millions in Discrimination Lawsuit

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A federal judge with the Department of Labor has ordered the Baltimore-area subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings to pay more than $6.6 million in lost earnings and benefits to 2,336 African American applicants who were rejected from the company’s management trainee program. 

Administrative Law Judge Morris D. Davis found the Maryland-based federal contractor engaged in “a pattern and practice of discriminating against African American applicants for these entry-level management jobs” for a period of more than 10 years, the department said in a statement. The department’s report reviewed 560 Black applicants and found that white employees were nearly twice as likely to be chosen for a management training slot. 

The company was ordered to pay back wages with benefits and interest, an estimated value of at least $7.2 million, within two years. Enterprise Holdings is the parent company of Enterprise, National, and Alamo car rentals.

The judge also ordered the…

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