Ex-Pilgrim’s Pride Worker Blacklisted From Other Jobs Lacks Suit


·         Texas law doesn’t provide civil suit for blacklisting

·         Tortious interference, boycotting claims also fail


Patrick Dorrian, Bloomberg Law

July 15, 2021


Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. is entitled to dismissal of a former employee’s lawsuit alleging it caused a subsequent employer to fire him and another potential employer to withdraw a job offer it had extended to him, the Eastern District of Texas ruled on a novel issue.


Clark Chandler said the company’s actions violated Texas Labor Code Section 52.031, which prohibits blacklisting. Pilgrim’s Pride threatened Georgia Poultry that it would stop using it as a services and equipment supplier if it hired him, he said. That came after the company caused him to be fired from his job as an accountant with ...


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