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Green Bay Dressed Beef Pays $1.65M in DOL Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement

February 4, 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced in a press release that our Riverside, California employment attorneys have been following, that a federal beef contractor, whose biggest clients are the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will pay $1.65 million in back wages to 1,000 women who suffered systemic gender discrimination.

According to the DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) investigation, Green Bay Dressed Beef, LLC systemically denied employment to 970 women applying for general laborer opportunities between 2006 and 2007 at the company's plant in Green Bay.

The OFCCP, whose job is to enforce the contractual promise of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for the benefit of wage earners and job seekers, required of companies who do business with the Federal government, determined in a compliance review that Green Bay was in violation of Executive Order 11246, which states that gender discrimination in the workplace is against the law.

Green Bay Dressed Beef, LLC, one of the largest beef suppliers for the nation's school lunch program and one of the top providers of beef to the American military, will reportedly pay $1.65 million in back wages, benefits and interest, to be shared among the class of women. Green Bay will also reportedly extend 248 job offers to affected women as employment positions become available. Sixty of the women from the original class have reportedly already been hired by the company.

Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis reportedly claimed that this settlement not only compensates the female individuals who experienced gender discrimination, but provides job opportunities for many of the women as general laborers in the future.

For a free consultation, contact our Orange County labor and employment attorneys at Howard Law, PC today.

US Labor Department settles gender discrimination case with Green Bay Dressed Beef on behalf of 970 female applicants for $1.65 million, U.S. Department of Labor, February 3, 2011

Related Web Resources:

Department of Labor (DOL): Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

U.S. Department of Labor: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

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