Bloomberg Law
May 24, 2021, 1:10 PM

JBS Inks $5.5 Million Pact With EEOC in Suit Over Muslim Prayer

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

JBS USA LLC and the EEOC agreed to settle the agency’s decade-old religious, race, and national origin bias lawsuit alleging the meatpacker denied prayer breaks to and otherwise mistreated Somali Muslim employees at a Greeley, Colo., plant, federal court records show.

The company, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and a group of workers who intervened in the 2010 case asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado to approve and enter the proposed consent decree, which also requires JBS to review and update its workplace anti-discrimination polices.

JBS will additionally “continue to provide one or more clean, quiet, ...

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