JBS Settles Discrimination Flap

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JBS USA officials announced the company will pay $4 million in back wages and more as part of a consent decree, settling allegations before the Department of Labor. Department officials allege in two actions JBS USA discriminated against female, white, black, Native American and Latino applicants for general production laborer positions at several plants across the country. JBS USA denies the allegations, but it will voluntarily pay $4 million in back wages and other monetary relief to the 12,625 class members at those facilities and hire 1,664 of the applicants.

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