4 Hawaii Farms To Pay $2M To Settle Thai Worker Bias Claims

Law360, New York (June 3, 2014, 9:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday reached deals with four Hawaiian farms that require them to pay a combined $2.4 million to settle claims they harassed and discriminated against more than 500 Thai workers in Hawaii.

Mac Farms of Hawaii, Kauai Coffee Co., Kelena Farms and Captain Cook Coffee Co. agreed to pay $1.6 million, $425,000 $275,000 and $100,000, respectively, according to settlement agreements. In addition, Kelena Farms offered at least 37 of the Thai workers full-time field worker positions with pay and benefits...
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