Hispanic Fisherman Reels In $1.85M Over Racial Bias On Boat

Law360, New York (March 2, 2017, 2:57 PM EST) -- A Hispanic man who was called a “dirty Mexican” and other racist epithets while working on an Alaska Longline fishing boat will get $1.85 million to settle racial harassment claims against his former employer, attorneys handling the case announced on Wednesday.

Francisco Miranda, a U.S. citizen of Mexican descent, also received a public apology from the Seattle-based company for the actions of the captain and first mate of the Ocean Prowler, who in 2011 openly carried out a relentless campaign of racial harassment against Miranda and other Hispanic crew members.

The settlement comes after a changeup in the management of Alaska...

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