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OFCCP settles gender discrimination case for $1.65m

2011-02-04

Green Bay Dressed Beef LLC will pay $1.65 million in back wages, interest and benefits to 970 women who were subjected to systemic discrimination.  During a scheduled compliance review, the DOL Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs (OFCCP) determined that the company had violated Executive Order 11246 with regard to gender discrimination.  OFCCP found that the women were rejected for general laborers positions at the company's Green Bay plant in 2006 and 2007.

In addition to the financial compensation, as positions become available, the company will make 248 offers of employment to affected women.  To-date the company has hired more than 60 of the women from the original class.

Under the terms of the conciliation agreement, the $1.65 million will be divided among the affected women who returned timely notifications.  In addition, the company will 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.