An Obion County producer of pork sausage products will pay $60,000 to settle a wage discrimination and racial harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
According to the Union City Daily Messenger (http://bit.ly/r5UxOP), the EEOC charged that Williams Country Sausage near Union City violated federal law by paying a black maintenance worker less than white counterparts and subjecting him to a hostile work environment.
The EEOC claimed that the company gave raises and paid higher salaries to all maintenance department employees except the department's lone black employee and allegedly allowed a supervisor to regularly use racially offensive language toward the employee.
Williams Country Sausage processes meat and produces breakfast pork sausage products and sausage biscuit sandwiches for retail sale.
Information from: Union City Daily Messenger, http://www.ucmessenger.com