NPR reports that Tyson Foods has fired seven managers at an Iowa pork plant after investigating allegations they bet on how many workers there would get sick from the coronavirus.
The company, one of the country’s largest meat suppliers, launched an independent investigation into the complaints last month, suspending without pay the managers allegedly involved. Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder led the investigation.
“The behaviors exhibited by these individuals do not represent the Tyson core values, which is why we took immediate and appropriate action to get to the truth,” Tyson Foods President and CEO Dean Banks said in a statement Wednesday. “Now that the investigation has concluded, we are taking action based on the findings.”
A spokesperson for Tyson, Gary Mickelson, told NPR that there isn’t a report to share from the investigation, but “we can tell you that Mr Holder and his team looked specifically at the gaming allegations and found sufficient evidence for us to terminate those involved.”