Human trafficking lawsuit against Walmart headed to trial

Source: Judge rules human trafficking lawsuit against Walmart shrimp suppliers can go to trial

Agnieszka Fryszman, an attorney who is representing the plaintiffs pro bono, wrote in a statement to Undercurrent News that her clients “had nothing to show for their hard labor and their families were poorer than before” when they returned home after their employment.

“Fortunately, in the Trafficking Victim’s Protection Act, Congress gave trafficked workers the tools they need to obtain justice when companies knowingly profit from forced labor in their supply chains. We are pleased that these claims can go forward in a U.S. court and we look forward to proving our case at trial,” she said.

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