BURLINGTON – LabCorp Central Laboratory Services, a subsidiary of Burlington-based Labcorp, is paying $525,000 in back wages and interest to 205 Black and 13 Asian applicants to settle a discrimination complaint from the U.S. Department of Labor.

The case involves the Indianapolis office of the lab services group. The complaint covers a two-year period from May 2019 to May 2021. It included alleged discrimination against 148 Black applicants for kit production assistant I positions, against 57 Black applicants for sample handling assistant I positions and against 13 Asian applicants for medical technician I positions, according to the Department of Labor.

“In addition to the distribution of back wages and interest under the agreement, the employer will extend job offers to 34 Black and three Asian class members and make certain its hiring policies and procedures are free from discrimination,” the Department of Labor stated in the announcement.

Read the full announcement online.