Meatpacker Loses Bid To Toss EEOC's Muslim Bias Suit

Law360, New York (June 10, 2011, 3:57 PM EDT) -- JBS USA LLC on Thursday failed to escape a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit in Colorado alleging the meatpacker condoned a work environment where managers threw meat and bones at Somali Muslim workers and refused to accommodate their religious requests.

U.S. District Judge Philip A. Brimmer determined that the EEOC's complaint could stand, even though the agency did not join the union that represents workers at a JBS plant in Greeley, Colo., which the company said was a necessary party.

“The union’s interest in obtaining...
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