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EEOC SETTLES FIRST MALE-ON-MALE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLASS ACTION

*** VOLUNTARY SETTLEMENT TOTALS $1.9 MILLION ***

MINNEAPOLIS -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Long Prairie Packing Company, Inc. (LPP) announced today that they have reached a voluntary $1.9 million settlement that resolves all claims in an EEOC lawsuit filed on behalf of a class of current and former LPP male employees who were alleged to have been subjected to a pattern and practice of sexual harassment.

The settlement resolves EEOC's first class action challenging a pattern of harassment by men against men and disability-based harassment, and includes a "zero tolerance" harassment policy. The settlement does not represent any admission of wrongdoing by LPP, nor does it involve any judicial findings of a violation of law.