California workplace discrimination lawsuit settled

A California meatpacker has finally settled a workplace discrimination lawsuit. Clougherty Packing Co. has agreed to pay over $400,000 to approximately 2,000 women who sought jobs at the company between the years of 2007 and 2009. They will also offer 700 of the woman involved in the suit jobs as positions within the company open up. The settlement does not acknowledge wrongdoing, but it does settle the workplace discrimination lawsuit.

The woman involved had applied for various jobs at the meatpacking company to include packaging, cutting and slicing of the products. The company is involved in pork manufacturing and makes of 400 million pounds of product annually. The company's subsidiary, Hormel, has denied wrongdoing in the lawsuit and stated they have a commitment to ensuring the workplace is free of discrimination.

Hormel claims to have settled the lawsuit because it was the best way to make forward progress in their business operations. The agreement came after an investigation from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, although the results of that investigation have not been divulged. The director of the company's compliance program has stated the company reflects 'American values,' and emphasized those values included a fair place to work.

When a California employee feels like they are the victim of workplace discrimination, they likely have legal rights. Such discrimination is illegal and can place a strain on workers who have to deal with it. A successful workplace discrimination claim can result in a monetary settlement and changes to the workplace that could result in a fair and equal work environment for everyone.

Source:, "So. Calif. meatpacker settles discrimination claim," Dec. 18, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Us - Free Initial Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Pasadena Office

128 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Suite 204
Pasadena, CA 91103

Toll Free: 866-457-2590
Phone: 626-381-9261
Fax: 626-577-7079
Pasadena Law Office Map

Downtown Los Angeles Office (Legal Fund)
250 1st Street, Suite 1201
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: 213-785-6999
Los Angeles Law Office Map