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October 2011 Events and News


Caviness Beef Packers Will Pay $600K to Settle Discrimination Case with OFCCP

746 job applicants will share $600,000 in back wages and interest following a hiring discrimination settlement with Texas-based Caviness Beef Packers Ltd. During two scheduled compliance reviews, OFCCP found that Caviness Beef Packers discriminated against job applicants on the bases of race and gender by rejecting them for positions at the company's two meat processing facilities in Amarillo and Hereford.

"The law is clear," said OFCCP Director Patricia A. Shiu. "Discrimination will not be tolerated by employers who profit from lucrative government contracts. We are committed to protecting workers from discrimination, including the hundreds of qualified white, black, Asian and female job seekers involved in this case."

Under the conciliation agreement, Caviness, which holds contracts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in excess of $20 million, will also extend at least 81 offers of employment to affected class members.

Read the Labor Department's news release for more information.