Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Hillshire Brands Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Tyson Foods
Penalty: 
$330,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
September 18, 2014
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
employment discrimination
Violation Description: 

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs entered into an agreement with federal contractor Hillshire Brands Co., formerly Sara Lee Food & Beverage, to resolve claims of systemic hiring discrimination. The settlement followed an investigation by OFCCP that determined Hillshire violated Executive Order 11246 by discriminating against 2,474 men who applied for semiskilled machine operator jobs at the company's sandwich production plant in Florence.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Alabama
Facility City: 
Florence
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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