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Del Monte to pay $1.2 million to 100 Thai farmworkers

Del Monte to pay $1.2 million to 100 Thai farmworkers

More than 100 Thai farm workers who alleged that they suffered discrimination working in Hawaii pineapple fields will receive $1.2 million in a settlement with Del Monte Fresh Produce, federal officials announced Monday in Los Angeles. Del Monte's agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission marks the first in a series of forthcoming settlements in what commission officials have called its largest farm labor trafficking case. The case involves a Los Angeles-based labor contractor, six farms and more than 200 Thai workers. Global Horizons Manpower Inc., the labor contractor headed by Israeli native Mordechai Orian, is accused of subjecting workers in Hawaii and...

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