Cerner agrees to pay $1.8M for racial discrimination claim

Kansas City, Mo.

The department said the Kansas City-based company discriminated against Black and Asian applicants in hiring from 2015 to 2019.

A routine compliance review alleges Cerner systemically discriminated against qualified Black and Asian applicants who applied for positions at five facilities in Missouri and Kansas. The job openings are located in the company’s Cerner Oaks Campus and Cerner Innovation Campus in Kansas City, Missouri; and in his Cerner Corp. and Cerner Continuous Campus North Tower in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Department of Labor said Cerner entered into an agreement to resolve the allegations voluntarily.

The agreement means Cerner will pay $1.86 million in back pay and interest to 1,870 applicants who applied for medical billing or patient account specialists, systems engineers, software interns and technical solutions analysts.

While Cerner denied the allegations, the company also agreed to monitor hiring procedures to ensure they were free of discrimination.

Cerner provides information technology solutions for the healthcare industry. The company has federal contracts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Anyone who applied for a job at Cerner from 2015 to 2019, and believes they may have been prevented from getting a job because of race can learn more about settlements through the Department of Labor. Class Member Locator.

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