Tyson To Pay Female Job Applicants $2M In Sex Bias Deal

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 3:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday announced a $2.25 million settlement with a Tyson Foods Inc. subsidiary, putting to rest gender discrimination claims brought by the agency's federal contract compliance arm.

The settlement, which involves two consent decrees dated earlier this month, resolves administrative complaints filed by the DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs against Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. that claimed the company had improperly rejected more than 1,650 qualified female job applicants at four meat processing plants in the Midwest.

Under the agreements,...
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