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April 07, 2006

Migrant farmworkers and farmworker advocates throughout Florida will gather in Wimauma, Fla., on April 25 to participate in an event sponsored by Esperanza: The Immigrant Women's Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Features and Stories
March 14, 2006

The Southern Poverty Law Center's newest initiative, Esperanza, is tackling the widespread problem of sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace and giving immigrant women new hope.

Features and Stories
March 07, 2006

On Friday, two representatives of the Center's Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) were in Washington, D.C., to advocate for the rights of exploited post-Katrina workers on two fronts.

Immigrant Justice

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February 09, 2006

After the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a federal complaint alleging dangerous work conditions at Gold Kist’s poultry processing facility in Russellville, Ala., the company reached a settlement agreement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to pay more than $80,000 in fines. The agreement also outlined steps the company would take to ensure employee safety.

Features and Stories
February 02, 2006

Two cases filed in federal court yesterday charge that thousands of immigrant laborers involved in the reconstruction of New Orleans have been cheated out of their wages by major U.S. companies.

Immigrant Justice

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February 01, 2006

Belfor settled with the Center in September 2006, agreeing to reimburse unpaid overtime wages and take measures to ensure the company and their subcontractors pay all future workers according to FLSA.

Immigrant Justice

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September 25, 2005

The lawsuit alleged five Haitian women working at Gargiulo Inc.'s tomato packinghouse in Immokalee were subjected to repeated, unwelcome sexual advances by their supervisor and then faced retaliation after they complained. The retaliation included the firing of three of the women.

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