A JBS Greeley beef plant spokesperson said an 11-year employee will receive “the support she deserves" after her daughter told CNN Wednesday about her mother getting sick while working at the plant.
Tin Aye is now in a local Colorado hospital connected to a ventilator due to Covid-19, according to her daughter.
Aye’s daughter San Aye told CNN Wednesday her family filed a Family Medical Leave Act claim with JBS.
“We were not aware of her FMLA claim before it was brought to our attention, but they do not need to worry about the claim. We will make things right and ensure she and the family will receive the support they deserve,” Nikki Richardson with JBS Corporate Communications said in an updated statement to CNN.
CNN reported on Wednesday that Aye started feeling ill in March and went to a JBS clinic to be checked by plant staff, according to her daughter.
Aye said the clinic staff told her mother that her symptoms were that of a common cold and she could return to work on the plant’s production lines.
In a previous statement, Richardson said: “If this is true, it would be a clear violation of our culture and procedures, which puts team member health and safety first.”