Four women who say they were subjected to inappropriate touching and comments from a male supervisor while working at a Massachusetts seafood packing plant have agreed to a $675,000 settlement.
The Boston Globe reports that the women's settlement with Fall River-based Atlantic Capes Fisheries and BJ's Service Co., a New Bedford staffing firm, was approved by a federal judge Wednesday.
Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores in New Bedford helped the workers seek legal assistance through the Justice at Work, a workers' rights organization. That group brought the claims to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed the federal lawsuit.
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Atlantic Capes and BJ's said in statements they have already made changes to working conditions. Atlantic Capes said the harassment allegations pre-dated its ownership of the plant.
Neither business admitted wrongdoing.