domestic worker supplies

Berkowitz and Hanna LLC specializes in helping people who have been injured or taken advantage of in cases ranging from medical malpractice to personal injury and elder neglect and abuseRecientemente, el bufete leyó sobre una situación en la cual los trabajadores domésticos, muchos de ellos hispanos, alegan haber sido víctimas de prejuicios salariales y robo.

According to the New Haven Independent, a group of domestic workers in Connecticut is filing a federal civil lawsuit against a cleaning company, claiming that the company did not pay them for all of their hours of work and reduced their paychecks without explanation. One plaintiff, Elvira Gutierrez Vargas, is an immigrant from Guatamala who does not speak, read or write English. “Es mucha discriminacion. Y nosotros estamos haciendo eso para que ya no sigan haciendolo con las demas personas,” she said. “It’s a lot of discrimination. And we are doing this so they don’t continue doing it to all the other people.”

El Berkowitz and Hanna LLC reconoce que los hispanos, especialmente aquellos que no hablan Inglés, son los miembros más vulnerables de nuestra sociedad. By bringing cases like this one, people like Ms. Vargas are doing their part to seek more protections and rights for the Hispanic community and other vulnerable members of society.

Please note: Berkowitz and Hanna LLC did not represent any of the parties in this case

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