Resource: Signal International Lawsuits

By: Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

April 20, 2011

SPLC complaint in David v. Signal International, LLC
(Filed 03/10/2008)

The SPLC filed suit on behalf of guest workers from India who were defrauded and exploited in a labor trafficking scheme engineered by a Gulf Coast marine services company, an immigration lawyer and an Indian labor recruiter who lured hundreds of workers to a Mississippi shipyard with false promises of permanent U.S. residency.

EEOC complaint in EEOC v. Signal International
(Filed 04/20/2011)

Three years after the SPLC filed its lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Signal, accusing the company of discriminating against the Indian guest workers in the David case filed by the SPLC and its co-counsel. The EEOC’s lawsuit also alleged that Signal retaliated against the workers – firing them, detaining them and attempting to deport them – when they tried to oppose the company’s discriminatory practices.