Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pilgrim's Pride Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
JBS
Penalty: 
$50,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
June 29, 2012
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
workplace whistleblower retaliation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Department of Labor entered into a settlement agreement with Pilgrim's Pride Corp. to resolve an investigation by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration into the company's termination of an employee who raised environmental complaints, in violation of the whistleblower provision of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Texas
Facility City: 
Mount Pleasant
HQ Country of Parent: 
Brazil
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
meatpacking
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Parent company note: 
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