September 5, 2017

Dell EMC to pay $110K over transgender discrimination

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EMC's former headquarters in Hopkinton.

The Massachusetts Attorney General's office announced Dell EMC will pay $110,000 and update its policies and training guidelines after allegations of gender identity-based discrimination against a former employee.

The tech giant, based in Hopkinton, will pay $60,000 to the former employee and $25,000 each to two nonprofit organizations: TransCanWork and Girls. Inc., to support its Worcester Eureka! Program.

According to a Friday news release from Attorney General Maura Healey's office, the former employee, a transgender woman, claimed she was denied job opportunities and retaliated against for complaining of discrimination.

Per the settlement, the company will submit all of its anti-discrimination, diversity and inclusion, and gender identity-related policies to the AG's civil rights office for review.

All of the company's employees in Massachusetts will receive comprehensive anti-discrimination training.

The company cooperated fully with the investigation, according to the AG's office.

"In recent years, Dell Technologies has received a 100-percent score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and has been listed as one of the top companies for LGBT employees by Diversity Inc.," the AG's office said.

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