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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2008, file photo, Fardowsa Anshur, right, voices her anger to a fellow JBS Swift & Co. co-worker during a gathering at Lincoln Park in Greeley, Colo., after they received the news that the company would not accommodate the Muslim employees with a sunset break for prayer. JBS Swift & Co., will pay up to $5.5 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the meatpacking company discriminated against Muslim employees at its beef processing plant in northern Colorado. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit in federal court in Denver in 2010, saying JBS discriminated against employees at its plant in Greeley by denying them bathroom breaks and disciplining them more harshly than other workers because they were Muslim, immigrants from Somalia and Black. JBS must pay the $5.5 million to about 300 employees who were included in the settlement announced Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Sara Loven/The Greeley Tribune via AP, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2008, file photo, Abdullahi Abdirahman, a Somali community leader in Greeley, Colo. speaks to Muslims employed at JBS Swift & Co. about the negotiations between the company and the workers regarding their break times during a gathering at Lincoln Park in Greeley, Colo. JBS Swift & Co., will pay up to $5.5 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the meatpacking company discriminated against Muslim employees at its beef processing plant in northern Colorado. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit in federal court in Denver in 2010, saying JBS discriminated against employees at its plant in Greeley by denying them bathroom breaks and disciplining them more harshly than other workers because they were Muslim, immigrants from Somalia and Black. JBS must pay the $5.5 million to about 300 employees who were included in the settlement announced Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Sara Loven/The Greeley Tribune via AP, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2008, file photo, Mohamed Jama, left and Najima Handule, right, discuss the termination papers they received from JBS Swift & Co. during a gathering near the company's facility in Greeley, Colo., after the decision on a dispute about a 7:30 p.m. break was unsastifactory to the Muslim workers. JBS Swift & Company will pay up to $5.5 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the meatpacking company discriminated against Muslim employees at its beef processing plant in northern Colorado. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit in federal court in Denver in 2010, saying JBS discriminated against employees at its plant in Greeley by denying them bathroom breaks and disciplining them more harshly than other workers because they were Muslim, immigrants from Somalia and Black. (Sara Loven/The Greeley Tribune via AP, File)