Sunday, September 5, 2010

OC gov't contractor busted for hiring illegals

A Fullerton company busted for allegedly hiring illegal immigrants is now being sued by some of its employees.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed the suit on behalf of immigrant workers who claim the company abused them, denied them overtime pay and threatened them.

The complaint was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and other groups against laboratory equipment supplier Terra Universal Inc.

Illegal immigrants working for a government contractor were kept in virtual economic slavery, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The Fullerton-based manufacturer of laboratory equipment allegedly used the fear of deportation against employees. The lawsuit alleges employees had to work off medical bills and worked without overtime...

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