USA: Jury awards compensation to 5 migrant women who suffered sexual abuse while working at Moreno Farms

Author: Reurters, Published on: 14 September 2015

“Women raped and sexually harassed at Florida farm awarded US$17.5m”, 11 Sep 2015

A federal jury awarded almost US$17.5m to five former female employees…who said they were either raped or sexually harassed at a vegetable packing plant…Three men, including two sons of the owner of Moreno Farms…were accused of sexual harassment against the women in 2011 and 2012 …They were also accused of rape, groping, kissing and threats they would be fired if they refused to have sex with supervisors, according to the legal complaint brought against Moreno Farms. However, the women are unlikely to receive a penny because the packing house closed…The women, three from Mexico and two from Central America, were fired for resisting…

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