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The gloves are off: Haitians win lawsuit against landscaping firm

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Dias Landscapes Corporation of Boynton Beach will pay $150,000 to settle an EEOC lawsuit over firing five Haitian employees and replacing them with Hispanic workers.

The plaintiffs, who will split the settlement, accuse the company of a pattern of preferring Hispanics over Haitians.

On one occasion, a supervisor took the Haitians’ work gloves and gave them to Hispanic workers, leaving the Haitians to work barehanded.

Like many small employers, Dias had no anti-discrimination policy in place.

As the settlement shows, no company can afford to cut that corner.  

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