Jury Awards Disabled Farm Workers $240 Million For Abuse And Discrimination

Jury Awards Disabled Farm Workers $240 Million For Abuse And Discrimination

DAVENPORT, Iowa - An Iowa federal jury on May 1 awarded $240 million to a group of 32 male workers with intellectual disabilities, employed by Hill Country Farms (doing business as Henry's Turkey Service) and represented by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, who claimed that they were subjected to severe abuse and discrimination; the verdict is the largest in the history of the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Hill Country Farms, Inc., d/b/a Henry's Turkey Service, No. 11-41, S.D. Iowa).

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