The 14 Mexican workers who sued the U.S. agricultural firm Fish Farms will be compensated for violations of their labor rights thanks to an extrajudicial arrangement, the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat said.
The arrangement will allow all the claims of labor violations to be compensated, among them irregularities in the payment of salaries and in the agreed working hours, as well as discrimination on the basis of national origin and reprisals for demanding their rights, the secretariat said.
The 14 plaintiffs are holders of temporary H2A work visas and come from the states of Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico and Morelos, the secretariat said in a statement.
The lawsuit was filed in 2011 with the Federal District Court based in Greenville, Tennessee, by the Southern Migrant Legal Services organization and the U.S. law firm Hughes, Socol, Piers, Resnick and Dym. EFE