Court confirms Brazil's JBS must reinstate indigenous workers, pay damages


By Ana Mano, Reuters  

October 6, 2021


SAO PAULO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - A labor court in Santa Catarina has confirmed an injunction ordering JBS SA (JBSS3.SA), the world's largest meatpacker, to reinstate about 40 indigenous people dismissed after May 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic started to ravage meat plants in Brazil.


The court also ruled that JBS should pay individual and collective damages to the workers involved in the suit, according to a decision dated Oct. 4 seen by Reuters.


In an emailed response to Reuters, JBS said it does not comment on ongoing cases.


Meatpacker JBS was sued for alleged violation of indigenous workers' rights after firing about 40 members of the Kaingang tribe from a plant in southern Brazil...