Jury Awards Victimized Female Farmworkers $17 Million

Posted by Sean P. CecilSep 16, 20150 Comments

A jury in Florida just returned a verdict of $17 million to five female migrant farmworkers who complained they were raped and sexually harassed by male supervisors at a packing plant where they worked. Sexual abuse of female farmworkers is a widespread problem; federal government is apparently attempting to do fix the situation. Here is a link to a very thorough Frontline series reporting on the problem. 

Women do not have to accept sexual harassment and assault because they work in agriculture. Anyone who has experienced these kinds of problems should seek an attorney. The attorneys at Edelstein & Payne have experience dealing with sexual harassment claims and are eager to hear from any workers who feel they have been unlawfully harassed or touched at work.