December 17th. American meat processing company Tyson Foods (Tyson Foods) announced on the 16th that it has fired seven management employees of the company’s pork factory in Iowa. These people have bet on how many workers will be infected with the Coronavirus.
According to the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), a lawsuit against the improper death of the late employee Isidro Fernandez showed that Coronavirus quickly spread to the factory in early April, and the factory management did not adequately protect employees. 1,000 of the 2,800 employees were infected. According to the lawsuit, the factory manager once organized a gambling game for supervisors and managers to bet how many employees would be infected.
The indictment also pointed out that local police chief Tony Thompson inspected Tyson’s factory this spring. He said that the situation was very bad at the time. The workers were crowded together and few people were wearing masks. He was “shivering with fear. “. Tyson once closed the factory after the outbreak, but reopened it less than a month later.
After learning of these allegations, the company initiated an independent investigation led by former Attorney General Eric Holder and Covington & Burling LLP to investigate possible Existing gambling behavior.
On the 16th, Tyson Foods President and CEO Dean Banks (Dean Banks) said in a statement: “We value our employees and hope that everyone in the team, especially our leaders, will be in our office. You can operate with integrity and prudence in everything you do. The behavior of these people does not represent Tyson’s core values.”