December 18, 2020


Tyson Foods fired seven managers related to COVID-19 wagering probe


Tyson Foods said it has fired seven managers based in its Waterloo, Iowa plant, its biggest pork plant in the United States, after investigating allegations that the managers wagered on how many workers would be infected with COVID-19, Reuters reported.


The company's investigation, led by former US Attorney General Eric Holder, was conducted after a son of a former worker at the plant filed a lawsuit against Tyson Foods. The worker died due to COVID-19 related complications.


The lawsuit claimed Tyson's Iowa plant managers misled workers about COVID-19, permitted sick workers to keep working, and placed bets on workers getting infected with COVID-19.


- Reuters

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