Monday, November 16, 2020

The 11th nominee for the “worst employer of 2020” is … the horrific human traffickers

Today's nominee for the Worst Employer of 2020 is beyond description. NBC Bay Area provides the details:
A Gilroy couple has been charged with human trafficking after forcing a man to work 15-hour shifts seven days a week for no pay at their liquor store and then locking him inside the store overnight, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said Monday.

The victim slept in a storage room and bathed in a mop bucket, authorities said.

Amarjit and Balwinder Mann, both 66, allegedly threatened the victim with deportation if he reported them to law enforcement. The Manns have been charged with felony human trafficking, witness intimidation and wage theft involving four victims, the DA's office said. They face prison time if convicted.…
The victim had flown from India in 2019 expecting to travel to the U.S. with the couple. Instead, the Manns took his money and passport and put him to work without pay or a key to leave the store at night, investigators said.

You'd think I'd be number to these atrocities by this point, but this level of cruelty just leaves me speechless.

Voting for this year's Worst Employer will open on Dec. 1. This year, however, we will have two categories and two winners—The Worst Employer of 2020, and the Worst Covid Employer of 2020. Please come back then to make sure to cast your ballot.