Labor officials allege Cargill discriminated in hiring production workers

The Labor Department claims the food giant discriminated against more than 4,000 people who sought entry-level jobs at a turkey processing facility. Officials say women were less likely to be hired while Asians and Pacific Islanders were favored.
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The Labor Department claims the food giant discriminated against more than 4,000 people who sought entry-level jobs at a turkey processing facility. Officials say women were less likely to be hired while Asians and Pacific Islanders were favored.

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