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Del Monte Fresh Produce agrees to compensate Thai workers - commission
Author: Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters, Published on: 19 November 2013
Del Monte Fresh Produce has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a federal lawsuit contending Thai workers in Hawaii were stripped of their passports, denied pay and given substandard living quarters…Proceeds from the settlement will be split among roughly 150 Thai workers for Del Monte on whose behalf the lawsuit was filed…The suit accused recruitment company Global Horizons…, and six growers including Del Monte, of discriminating against the pineapple farm workers on the basis of their national origin, and of harassment and retaliation against those who complained. Del Monte…was the first business in the case to settle the complaint, although it denied any wrongdoing, said Anna Park, a regional attorney for the EEOC in Los Angeles…Tentative agreements have been reached with four other growers, she added.