February 24, 1999 |
One of the nation's largest lettuce growers on Tuesday agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle allegations that managers demanded sexual favors from Latina farm workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which announced the settlement Tuesday, said it is the biggest sexual harassment settlement in the agriculture industry that the agency has ever handled. The company, Tanimura & Antle of Salinas--among the biggest U.S. lettuce growers and distributors--admitted no wrongdoing.