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Frivolous Lawsuit Claims Employee Status for Broiler Contractor


A disaffected contract grower for Perdue Farms has brought suit in a federal court claiming that the company classified him as an independent contractor whereas he claims the status of an employee apparently with no justification.


The lawsuit appears to be a response to his termination following claims of inaccurate weighing of the flock owned by Perdue that he raised under contract.

The lawsuit claims compensation and punitive damages and class restitution.  A further claim is that contract growers should be reclassified as employees eligible for benefits and compensation despite the fact that they are obviously independent farmers presumably based on their annual tax returns.

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