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JBS’s $5.5 Million Settlement of EEOC Muslim Prayer Case Gets OK

June 9, 2021, 5:52 PM

JBS USA LLC’s $5.5 million agreement with the EEOC got greenlighted by a federal court in a deal that will resolve the agency’s decade-old allegations that the company denied prayer breaks and engaged in other bias against Somali Muslim employees at a Greeley, Colo., meatpacking facility.

The company, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and a group of workers who intervened in the 2010 case sought the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado’s approval of the consent decree in May.

Potentially hundreds of workers will share in the settlement, which also requires JBS to review and update its workplace ...