Jun 14, 2012
Farm labor contractor sued in Riverside County

A farmworker advocacy group is suing a California labor contractor, saying the company required workers to pick bell peppers at breakneck speed in triple-digit heat.

California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. said Wednesday that it filed the lawsuit on behalf of two laborers who left work one afternoon in June 2010 in Riverside County when the temperature reached 111 degrees. The workers were not allowed back the next day even though they were promised work through the summer harvest. The Sacramento Bee

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