In a news release issued September 20, 2011, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a $2.25 million settlement with Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., a subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc., to resolve allegations of sex discrimination in its hiring practices. The news release can be found at: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ofccp/OFCCP20110799.htm.
As part of two consent decrees, the company agreed to pay $2.25 million in back wages, interest, and benefits to 1,650 qualified female applicants who were rejected. The meat supplier will also offer jobs to at least 220 of the affected women as openings become available. In addition, the company has agreed to undertake extensive self-monitoring and corrective measures in employment practices to ensure full compliance with the law.
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