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Howard Industries Lawsuit

By Maggie Wade - bio| email

Jackson, MS (WLBT) - More legal problems for Howard Industries. A Jackson attorney has filed a class action discrimination lawsuit against the Laurel, Mississippi company.

Lisa Ross is representing four African American women. The lawsuit charges Non- Latino applicants for employment were intentionally and routinely refused jobs due to their race. The facility was raided in August, 2008 by federal agents.

Six hundred  illegal immigrants were arrested. The lawsuit says the four women, who had been applying for jobs for years, were hired after the raid. As we reported Thursday night, Howard Industries has been fined and paid $2.5 million dollars.

The company pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in connection with the raid, which was the largest workplace raid on illegal immigrants in the nation.

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