112 Haitians awarded US$1 million in Dominican court
Santo Domingo.- 112 Haitian citizens will receive US$1 million after a Dominican judge ruled their employer had illegally detained them for a decade and had not satisfied reasonable compensation.
According to defend.ht.com, the company Coquera Real will pay ten million pesos (US$239,000.00) for the services rendered by the employees and 30 million pesos (US$714,300) in penalties for “non-payment of benefits over a period of 10 years,” according to the verdict of the court of appeals in San Cristobal, which also ordered that the company stop its activities.
Judge Juan Perez ordered the immediate seizure of property of the company which had declared bankruptcy recently.
The court’s decision was applauded by several Haitian-Dominican organizations, including the Foundation Zile who accompanied the Haitian migrants since the beginning of the case.
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