July 23, 2014 9:41 PM ET

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Company Overview of House of Raeford Farms, Inc.

Company Overview

House of Raeford Farms, Inc. operates as a poultry company that breeds, produces, processes, and markets chicken and turkey products for foodservice, retail, and export markets. It offers appetizers, boil in bag products, breaded items, breakfast items, children nutrition items, entrees/sides, dark meat items, salad bar items, logs, breasts/frozen quarters, rolls, sliced products, smoked products, boxed and bagged items, oven roasted products, and store bake products; and boneless skinless thighs, tenders, wings, legs quarters, drumsticks, strips and filets, nuggets and patties, chicken sausages, chicken burgers, WOGS products, and pork and beef products. The company also provides recipes. I...

3333 U.S. Highway 117 South

P.O. Box 40

Rose Hill, NC 28458

United States

Founded in 1959

Phone:

910-289-6900

Fax:

910-289-6975

Key Executives for House of Raeford Farms, Inc.

Vice Chairman
Age: 69
Chief Financial Officer
President of Cooked Products Group
Vice President of Further Processed Sales & Corporate Marketing
Director of Business Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

House of Raeford Farms, Inc. Key Developments

House of Raeford Farms, Inc. Opens Processing Cook Plant in Mocksville, NC

House of Raeford Farms announced the opening of a 64,000 sq. ft. further processing cook plant in Mocksville, NC. The facility will produce fully-cooked chicken products including grill-marked fajita strips and filets; whole muscle and formed chicken tenders, filets, wings, nuggets and patties; and, fully-cooked chicken sausage and burgers. In a related move, the company also acquired the Speedy BirdTM trademark with the intention of launching many of these items under this popular brand.

EEOC Sues House of Raeford Farms for Disability Discrimination Poultry Processor Fired Employee Because of Her Anemia, Agency Charges

House of Raeford Farms, Inc., discriminated against an employee with a disability and then unlawfully fired her, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed. The complaint further alleges that the company illegally disclosed Sutton's disability. According to the EEOC's complaint, Erica Sutton suffers from anemia. Sutton was hired by House of Raeford on July 19, 2010 on a box construction line. On May 24, 2011, the box line employees were moved to the debone department, which is in a cold work environment. Sutton informed her supervisor that because she is anemic, she could not work in a cold environment, and requested to be transferred to a vacant position in a department in a warmer area. Instead of assigning Sutton to a vacant position in the warmer area, the EEOC said, the company sent her home, saying that it required a doctor's note stating that she had been diagnosed with anemia. Although the company was aware that Sutton could not get an appointment with her doctor to obtain the required doctor's note until June 21, the company discharged her on June 1. Finally, the agency also charged, House of Raeford illegally disclosed Sutton's confidential medical information to some of her co-workers during a meeting at the facility.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Sues House of Raeford Farms, Inc. for Disability Discrimination Poultry Processor Fired Employee Because of Her Anemia, Agency Charges

House of Raeford Farms, Inc. discriminated against an employee with a disability and then unlawfully fired her, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed. The complaint further alleges that the company illegally disclosed Sutton's disability. According to the EEOC's complaint, Erica Sutton suffers from anemia. Sutton was hired by the company on July 19, 2010 on a box construction line. On May 24, 2011, the box line employees were moved to the debone department, which is in a cold work environment. Sutton informed her supervisor that because she is anemic, she could not work in a cold environment, and requested to be transferred to a vacant position in a department in a warmer area. Instead of assigning Sutton to a vacant position in the warmer area, the EEOC announced that the company sent her home, saying that it required a doctor's note stating that she had been diagnosed with anemia. Although the company was aware that Sutton could not get an appointment with her doctor to obtain the required doctor's note until June 21, the company discharged her on June 1. Finally, the agency also charged, the company illegally disclosed Sutton's confidential medical information to some of her co-workers during a meeting at the facility. Such alleged conduct violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which protects employees from discrimination based on a disability and requires employers to provide disabled employees with reasonable accommodations. The EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Southern Division (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. the company; Civil Action No.7: 13-CV-00183-D) after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process. The EEOC seeks back pay, compensatory damages and punitive damages as well as injunctive relief.

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