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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Jennie-O Turkey Store to Pay $492K in Back Wages to 339 Female Applicants After U.S. Labor Department Investigation Found Hiring Discrimination
WILLMAR, Minn. – Jennie-O Turkey Store Inc. has agreed to hire 53 women and pay $491,861 in back wages to 339 female job applicants denied entry-level jobs at its Willmar turkey-processing facility. The company’s action resolves a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit alleging the global turkey products producer discriminated in its hiring practices.