22 Dec 2016

Migrant workers win payout

Six Lithuanian migrant workers have been awarded a landmark £1 million compensation payout – against Kent gangmasters, after they were made to work on farms supplying eggs to some of the country’s leading household brands.

The men claimed they’d worked in filthy conditions, had pay docked or withheld – and were threatened and abused by supervisors. It’s the first High Court case involving migrants who’ve alleged modern-day slavery conditions – and others could now follow suit, as Symeon Brown reports.