JBS Fails To Cut Workers From EEOC Bias Suit

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT) -- A Colorado federal judge on Thursday denied JBS USA LLC's bid to dismiss claims by about 100 workers who intervened in a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit alleging the meatpacker refused to accommodate its mostly Somali Muslim workforce's religious requests.

U.S. District Judge Philip A. Brimmer ruled that the group of workers, only some of whom had filed EEOC charges, could proceed with their intervenor complaint after they demonstrated their allegations of discrimination were sufficiently similar. The ruling denied the company's Jan. 25 motion to...
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