Koch Foods has agreed to pay $3.75 million in a class employment discrimination lawsuit filed by 11 employees and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This ends an eight-year legal battle over claims that the poultry processing company subjected its Hispanic plant workers to harassment and abuse. According the EEOC, Hispanic workers at the company’s Morton, Mississippi, chicken processing plant were subjected to touching and sexually suggestive comments, were hit, were charged money for “normal everyday work activities,” and faced retaliation after complaining.
The discrimination attorneys at Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton fiercely enforce the rights of workers, as individuals or in class actions. As an employee, you have rights that are protected by state and federal law. If you or someone you know has had their rights violated, contact our experienced Oregon legal team for a confidential consultation.