Workers From Guatemala Receive Lawsuit Settlement

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Twelve workers from Guatemala have received compensation after a lawsuit that they filed against a nursery in Connecticut was settled. According to the lawsuit that was filed the workers were made to work for over eighty hours a week yet were underpaid. The lawsuit was filed against Imperial Nurseries of Granby.

The terms of the settlement have remained confidential, but officials from the nursery’s parent company have confirmed that the plaintiffs in the case will be receiving financial award for the problems that they allege to have gone through with regards to their working hours and their low pay.

The federal lawsuit was filed in February of this year, and according to the twelve plaintiffs they were brought to the United States under false pretences, but once they arrived in the country they were mistreated. With regards to the compensation that they will be receiving one official stated: “It was the prudent thing to do.”

The workers from Guatemala were contracted and recruited by a labor contractor from North Carolina, Pro Tree Forestry Services. The lawsuit against Pro Tree will continue.

 

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