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PRESS RELEASE
11-15-13

MEDIA ADVISORY: EEOC to Announce Settlement Involving Discrimination Against Over 100 Thai Farm Workers

LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will announce the settlement of a lawsuit against a major employer involving national origin discrimination against over 100 Thai farm workers in Hawaii at a Los Angeles news conference on Nov. 18.  In 2011, EEOC announced the filing of lawsuits against Global Horizons, a California-based labor contractor, and eight farms in the states of Hawaii and Washington [EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc. d/b/a Global Horizons Manpower, Inc. et al.  Case No. CV-11-00257-DAE-RLP (Hawaii) and EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc. d/b/a Global Horizons Manpower, Inc. et al, Case No. 2:11-cv-03045-EFS (Washington)].  The settlement to be announced involves one of the eight farms named.

WHAT: EEOC news conference to announce the settlement of a discrimination lawsuit against a major employer involving over 100 Thai workers.
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 18, 2013
10:30 a.m. PST  (1:30 pm EST)
WHERE: EEOC Los Angeles District Office
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building
255 E. Temple Street, 4th Floor, Main Conference Room
Los Angeles, Calif.  90012
WHO: David Lopez, EEOC General Counsel
Rosa Viramontes, Acting District Director, EEOC Los Angeles District 
Anna Park, Regional Attorney, EEOC Los Angeles District 
A class member in the lawsuit is expected to make statement.
HOW: The dial-in number to join the press conference via telephone for media representatives in the U.S. but outside the L.A. area is 1-866-619-5058.  The passcode is 4449658.