By: Eugene Hollander
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Tyson Foods Agrees to Pay $2.25 Million in Discrimination Case
Tyson Foods has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit in a failure to hire gender discrimination lawsuit by paying $2.25 million in back wages, interest and other benefits to 1,650 female job applicants involving three comany facilities in Illinois, Nebraska, and Iowa. The comany also agreed to offer employment to 220 of the female job applicants. Tyson denied that it discriminated against the women. Approximately 25% of the women who originally did not get jobs received employment offers from the company before the Department of Labor initiated action.