Tyson Foods Settles Discrimination Claims

Law360, New York (September 27, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Tyson Foods Inc. has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by federal regulators that charged the company with discriminating against women and minorities, although the company continues to deny its practices were discriminatory.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs said Tyson had entered into three consent decrees to settle findings of hiring discrimination. More than 2,500 women and minorities will receive a total of $1.5 million in back pay as a result of the settlement.

“This settlement of $1.5 million in...
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