Tyson Fresh Meats Pays $2.25M To Settle Sex Discrimination Case

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. has agreed to settle allegations of sex discrimination brought by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.  Under this agreement, Tyson will pay $2.25 million in back wages, interest and benefits to more than 1,650 qualified female job applicants who were rejected for employment at various Tyson facilities.
            Tyson has several federal contracts to provide food for the U.S. Departments of Defense and Agriculture.  As a federal contractor, they are subject to compliance reviews to determine if they are discriminating in employment on the basis of sex, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.  It was during a compliance review that evidence of discrimination was uncovered.  In addition to the monetary payment, Tyson will undertake extensive self-monitoring and corrective measures to insure that its employment practices comply with the law.
Post by: Richard N. Sheinis