Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Is This a Great Country or What?

Meatpacker to pay $3m for using strength test

At the Armour Star meat packing plant in Fort Madison, Iowa, run by a subsidiary of the Dial Corporation, workers are expected to engage in "repetitive lifting of a 35-pound rod of sausages to a height of approximately 65 inches.” Concerned about a high rate of worker injuries, the company foolishly thought that it could introduce (in 2000) a physical test which "required the repeated lifting of 35 pounds to a height of 65 inches." Wrong: sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the company is now going to be paying out $3 million for its troubles.

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Another milestone in the wimping of America. Next it'll be discriminatory to ask that lifeguards can swim.