Bloomberg Law
July 9, 2020, 5:11 PMUpdated: July 9, 2020, 10:41 PM

Tyson, JBS Hit With Minority Worker Virus Exposure Complaint (1)

Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

A coalition of activist groups want the U.S. Department of Agriculture to cut off financial assistance to meat companies Tyson Foods Inc. and JBS USA for allegedly engaging in racial discrimination prohibited by the Civil Rights Act through their workplace policies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In an administrative complaint filed with the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service on Wednesday, the organizations allege that Tyson and JBS have rejected the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, including implementing social distancing on meat processing line, to stop the spread of the virus at their processing facilities.

The Food Chain Workers Alliance, Rural ...

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