ORDER: RURAL COMMUNITY WORKERS ALLIANCE and JANE DOE v. SMITHFIELD FOODS, INC. and SMITHFIELD FRESH MEATS CORP.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a nonprofit workers group and an unidentified worker at a Smithfield processing facility in Missouri alleging that the company failed to institute measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The judge ruled that the workers need to ask the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration about workplace protections. [To accompany Federal Case Law Update "Federal Judge Dismisses Suit Brought by Smithfield Workers" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 30.]