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Tyson Foods Sued Over Supervisors Betting on Employees Contracting Coronavirus

A lawsuit against a Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Waterloo, Iowa, claims that supervisors privately placed bets on how many workers would get sick as the plant remained open early on in the coronavirus pandemic.

The lawsuit filed by Oscar Fernandez, whose father worked at the plant, claims that one of the facility’s managers created a “cash buy-in, winner-take-all” betting pool for higher-ups over how many Waterloo employees would end up becoming ill from the virus, The Washington Post reports.

Fernandez filed the wrongful death lawsuit after his father, Isidro Fernandez, died in April after contracting COVID-19 while on the job. Several other families of Waterloo facility workers have also filed lawsuits, according to The Associated Press.

Read the source article at The Hill

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