CHARLOTTE — Telecommunications giant Time Warner Cable has agreed to pay $745,000 in back wages and interest to resolve hiring discrimination violations found at three of its facilities — in Charlotte and Morrisville, North Carolina and West Columbia, South Carolina.

The”early resolution conciliation agreement’ between Time Warner and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) comes after a routine compliance evaluation by the department.

OFCCP’s preliminary findings showed Time Warner Cable discriminated against African Americans and women applying for sales representative, direct sales trainee and inbound telesales, it said in its release.

“This agreement ensures Time Warner Cable takes action to remedy discrimination, and proactively adopts practices that prevent it from happening again at any of its facilities,” said OFCCP’s  southeast regional director Sam Maiden, in a release.

Time Warner Cable did not admit any wrongdoing.

In November 2018, OFCCP launched an effort to resolve supply and service compliance evaluations at the earliest stage possible with corporate-wide compliance and issued a directive establishing early resolution procedures.

Time Warner Cable is one of the first federal contractors to volunteer for the program.