Judge Pares Down EEOC's Human-Trafficking Farmworker Suit

Law360, New York (June 13, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge Wednesday ordered the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission to specify which Thai workers it was representing in a human-trafficking case against two farms in Washington's Yakima Valley, granting the growers' motion to limit the claims.

Senior District Judge Edward Shea ruled in favor of Green Acre Farms and Valley Fruit Orchards, which had asked the court in March to order the EEOC to define the class of laborers and to bar the agency from seeking damages or injunctions on behalf of workers...
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Global Horizons Inc et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-03045

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Washington Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

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Edward F. Shea

Date Filed

April 19, 2011

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