Justice Department Reaches Discrimination Settlement with Apple

The agreement covers backpay for employees and penalties for hiring discrimination.

The Department of Justice secured a legal agreement with tech company Apple this month that requires the company to pay $25 million in backpay to dismiss allegations of discrimination against certain U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents. 

Apple is one of the many companies that participate in the Department of Labor’s permanent labor certification program (PERM), which allows employers to sponsor qualified workers who wish to obtain permanent U.S. resident status. However, after a four-year investigation, the Justice Department found that Apple did not advertise open PERM positions on its hiring website, violating part of the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

“Creating unlawful barriers that make it harder for someone to seek a job because of their citizenship status will not be tolerated,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “This resolution reflects the Civil Rights Division’s commitment to ending illegal discriminatory employment practices.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Assistant Attorney General Clark as she heads the Office of Civil Rights in the DOJ.
  • For Attorney General Merrick Garland to seek God’s direction as he oversees the Justice Department.

Sources: Justice Department


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