Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Tyson Foods
Penalty: 
$2,250,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
September 20, 2011
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
employment discrimination
Violation Description: 

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced that Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. entered into two consent decrees to settle allegations of sex discrimination. The company agreed to pay a total of $2.25 million in back wages, interest and benefits to more than 1,650 qualified female job applicants who were rejected for employment at facilities in Joslin, Ill.; West Point, Neb.; and Waterloo and Denison, Iowa.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Arkansas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
poultry processing and meatpacking
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Parent company note: 
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