Nursery Workers Allege Nightmarish Treatment

Law360, New York (February 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A slew of Guatemalan workers have charged one of the largest landscape nurseries in the country with human trafficking, accusing the company of reeling them in under false pretenses and then subjecting them to a wide range of employment abuses.

On Thursday, 12 employees were expected to file a lawsuit in Connecticut charging Imperial Nurseries and its independent labor contractor, Pro Tree Forestry Services, with shipping them off to a job against their will and exposing them to horrific conditions.

The workers maintain that they came...
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