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Palantir will pay $1.7 million to settle claims it discriminated against Asians

Palantir will pay $1.7 million to settle claims it discriminated against Asians

Big data start-up Palantir will pay nearly $1.7 million to settle claims that the company discriminated against Asian job applicants, federal regulators said Tuesday.

Palantir will pay back wages and other monetary relief, including the value of stock options, to affected applicants of certain engineering jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The Palo Alto company also must extend job offers to eight eligible Asian job candidates who were rejected in 2010 and 2011.

“We appreciate Palantir working with us to resolve these issues,” Thomas Dowd, acting director of the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, wrote in a news release....

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