Hog Wild: Hormel Foods To Pay $550K, Hire Women Denied Production Jobs at Neb. Plant

Female employees at a Hormel Food processing plant in Fremont, Nebraska from now on will get a fair shake at getting production jobs.

Thirty seven women will be hired with retroactive seniority and 403 female job applicants denied entry-level production jobs at the company’s Fremont hog-processing facility will share in $550,000 of back pay, under terms of a settlement announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The global food manufacturer’s action resolves U.S. Department of Labor findings that the company – a large federal contractor – discriminated in hiring against women in violation of Executive Order 11246.

The company provides food supplies to the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Defense.

The alleged violations occurred from February 2008 to February 2009.

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