Company Ordered to Pay After Hiring Discrimination Lawsuit


Cargill Meat Solutions has agreed to a settlement of more than 2-point-2-million-dollars in back wages after hiring discrimination. A portion of the 29-hundred affected applicants include women who applied for jobs in Springdale. The company must pay interest to all affected applicants. Springdale applicants will be paid a combined total of 6-hundred-15-thousand-dollars for back pay and interest. Cargill also agreed to offer 350 jobs to affected workers as positions become available. The company will begin taking more extensive measures to make sure hiring practices follow the law. The U.S. Department of Labor says the settlement will benefit many workers who were subjected to unfair discrimination.

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