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Hiring Discrimination

Cactus, TX: (Oct-04-07) The US Department of Labor brought charges against JBS Swift & Co.'s facility in Cactus, TX alleging that the company engaged in hiring discrimination based on gender over a two-year period against 402 female applicants. The suit claimed that the applicants had applied for the position of laborer in the general production job group. In an investigation, the US Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) found that female applicants were disproportionately eliminated from employment as compared to similarly situated male applicants.

As part of a settlement reached, JBS Swift & Co. agreed to a $200,000 payout to the 402 female applicants. Under the terms of the conciliation agreement, JBS Swift will pay the 402 female applicants $200,000 in back pay and interest. The company further agreed to hire 41 of those applicants and immediately correct any discriminatory practices and undertake extensive self-monitoring measurements for two years to ensure that all hiring practices fully comply with the law. [NEWS CHANNEL 10: HIRING DISCRIMINATION]

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Published on Oct-6-07


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