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US judge orders six farms and labour contractor Global Horizons to pay Thai workers $12.3 mill for hostile work conditions and discrimination

On 19 December 2014, a United States judge ordered farm labour contractor Global Horizons Inc. and six farms, Cap- tain Cook Coffee Co. Ltd., Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc., Kauai Coffee Co. Inc., Kalena Farms Inc., Mac Farms of Hawaii and Maui Pineapple Co., to pay $12.3 million in a discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Global Horizons supplied Thai workers that suffered from discrimination and dangerous work conditions as labourers on the six farms.