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4 Hawaii Farms Settle Thai Workers Suit

Posted June 3rd, 2014 @ 1:16pm


Four Hawaii farms are paying $2.4 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit over allegations that they exploited hundreds of Thai workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit in 2011 against California-based labor contractor Global Horizons and six Hawaii farms. Mac Farms of Hawaii will pay $1.6 million, Kelena Farms will pay $275,000, Captain Cook Coffee Company will pay $100,000 and Kauai Coffee Company will pay $425,000. Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc. has already settled and a February trial date has been set for Maui Pineapple Company.


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