U.S. Department of Labor sues Palantir for racial discrimination

The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Palantir Technologies, the software and data analysis company contracted by the federal government, for alleged racial discrimination against Asian people in its hiring and selection processes. The aim of the lawsuit is to put an end to Palantir‘s alleged discriminatory hiring practices, according to a release the Department of Labor put out today. The suit also seeks relief for those affected through the means of lost wages, interest, retroactive seniority and all other lost benefits of employment.

The suit comes after compliance review by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. The office’s review determined that Palantir has violated Executive Order 11246, which details equal employment opportunities and non-discriminatory…

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