Suit Alleges Tyson Foods’ Managers and Supervisors Bet on How Many Workers Would Contract COVID-19

As the Coronavirus pandemic picked up steam in late March and April, Tyson Foods’ pork processing plant in Waterloo, Iowa remained open to keep America’s meat supply steady. Employees allege the meatpacking giant ordered its employees to continue working even when they exhibited symptoms of COVID-19. More than one-thousand workers contracted the virus and five died. The family of one of those, Isidro Fernandez, filed a lawsuit claiming his employer is guilty of “willful and wanton disregard for workplace safety.” The lawsuit goes a step further and accuses managers and supervisors of betting on how many plant employees would contract the virus. Read more about the case here.