OFCCP Backs Down and Closes Investigation
We represented a large international logistics client in a two-year investigation initiated by the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance (OFCCP), the agency that federal contractors’ compliance with federal labor and employment laws. The client maintains large contracts with the federal government and the investigation threatened to undermine the clients’ governmental relationships. The investigation focused on two alleged incidents involving a technician who alleged that he was retaliated against after he filed an initial complaint with a government agency. After interviewing virtually every employee at our client’s San Diego location, the OFCCP initially indicated it intended to issue a finding against our client. We were able to convince the OFCCP to reverse course, however. More than two years after the investigation was initiated, the OFCCP acknowledged that the evidence was insufficient to support the allegations and promptly closed the investigation.