OFCCP SETTLES GENDER HIRING CASE WITH GREEN BAY DRESSED BEEF FOR $1.65 MILLION

OFCCP announced on February 3 that the agency had reached a settlement agreement with Green Bay Dressed Beef LLC that will pay $1.65 million in back wages, interest, and benefits to 970 women who were rejected for general laborer positions at the company's Green Bay, WI plant in 2006 and 2007.

In addition to financial compensation, the beef supplier will extend a total of 248 offers of employment to affected women as positions become available. The company already has hired more than 60 of the women in the original class, and also has agreed to undertake extensive self-monitoring and corrective measures to ensure that all employment practices fully comply with the law and will immediately correct any discriminatory practices.

Two of Green Bay Dressed Beef’s largest clients are the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Defense — as one of the largest suppliers of beef products for the federal school lunch program and one of the leading providers of beef products to American military personnel worldwide.

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