Our Role in the Case
Legal Momentum filed this class action suit against organizations that recruit and supply non-immigrant guest workers to U.S. farms. Co-counsel were the firm of Kaye Scholer LLP acting pro bono, the Workers' Rights Law Center of New York, and the North Carolina Justice Center.
Summary of Argument
We alleged that the defendants discriminate on the basis of sex by directing female workers whom they recruit into jobs that carry an "H-2B" visa classification, which provide inferior pay and benefits compared to jobs with "H-2A" classifications. The complaint is available for download above.
After the defendants' motions to dismiss and/or for summary judgment were denied in part on June 1, 2004, and the case was certified as a class action, a settlement agreement was reached which is pending for the court's approval. The agreement provides injunctive relief to prevent future discrimination and a significant monetary settlement for our client.
- Workplace Equality and Economic Empowerment