Chicago Manufacturer Faces Punishment for Discrimination Allegations

The company allegedly discriminated against Black, Asian and white applicants.

A Chicago manufacturer is facing punishment following allegations of discrimination.

Findings by a DOL agency claimed Midwest Canvas Corp. discriminated in hiring applicants for laborer positions between 2018 and 2019.

The federal contractor that provided plastic sheeting for international aid allegedly discriminated against Black, Asian and white applicants. 

The agency determined the company violated the Equal Employment Opportunity law, which prohibits discrimination in employment based on a protected group. 

Midwest Canvas agreed to pay $230,204 in back pay and interest to affected applicants. 

The company will also extend employment offers to 41 identified class members. 

Midwest Canvas denied the allegations and admitted no liability. 

Midwest Canvas is a manufacturer of pool covers, tarps, plastic sheeting and related products.

The company operates manufacturing facilities in Illinois, New York, Texas and Utah.

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