Federal officials say they've reached a settlement with Pilgrim's Pride Corp. in a case involving an employee fired after raising environmental concerns about the East Texas chicken producer.
John M. Hermanson is regional administrator in Dallas for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He says employees must feel free to exercise their legal rights "without fear of termination or other retaliation by their employers."
... Greeley, Colo.-based Pilgrim's Pride agrees to pay its former manager $50,000. In return, the former employee won't seek reinstatement.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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