Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. has agreed to pay more than $2-million to settle sex discrimination cases at four plants. The Plants are in West Point, Nebraska, Denison, Iowa, Waterloo, Iowa and Joslin, Illinois.
The company, based in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, has entered into two consent decrees to pay $2.25 million in back wages, interest and benefits to 1,650 women. The women were rejected for employment at the four plants.
Tyson has also agreed to offer jobs to at least 220 of the women who were earlier denied employment. Those offers will be made once the positions become available at the plants in Denison, Waterloo, and Joslin.
The U.S. Department of Labor made the announcement Tuesday.