U.S. Department of Labor http://wuis.org en Cargill Settles Hiring Discrimination Suit At Beardstown Plant, Others http://wuis.org/post/cargill-settles-hiring-discrimination-suit-beardstown-plant-others <p>Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. will pay $2.2 million as part of settlement with the federal government over discrimination allegations involving three of its U.S. meat processing plants.<br />&nbsp;<br />The money will be used to pay back wages and interest to nearly 3,000 applicants who were rejected for jobs at facilities in Springdale, Ark.; Fort Morgan, Colo.; and Beardstown, Ill., between 2005 and 2009.<br />&nbsp;<br />U.S. Department of Labor officials say the company's hiring process discriminated based on sex, race and ethnicity.<br />&nbsp; Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:46:20 +0000 Associated Press 17447 at http://wuis.org Cargill Settles Hiring Discrimination Suit At Beardstown Plant, Others