HONOLULU – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is correcting the previously issued press release dated June 3, 2014 regarding settlements in EEOC suits involving four farms in Hawaii, and will do so at a press conference to be held Friday. The case, EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc. et al., Case No. CV-11-00257-LEK-RLP, was originally filed in 2011 in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.
On June 3, 2014, EEOC filed four consent decrees and proposed orders for consideration by the district court to resolve discrimination and retaliation lawsuits filed against Mac Farms of Hawaii, LLC (nka MF Nut Co., LLC), Kauai Coffee Company, Inc., (nka McBryde Resources, Inc.), Kelena Farms, Inc., and Captain Cook Coffee Company, Ltd. That same day, EEOC held a press conference advising the media of the filing of the proposed consent decrees, which were subject to the court’s approval. Today’s announcement and subsequent press conference are intended to retract any misstatement regarding the finality of the consent decrees. At present, the four proposed consent decrees have not been approved by the court and are still pending approval.
A press conference regarding the above matter will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. HAST at 300 Ala Moana Blvd, Room 8-140, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The dial-in number to join the press conference via telephone for media representatives in the U.S. (outside the Honolulu area) is 1-866-619-5058. The passcode is 4449658.