Posted February 14, 2018 09:30:03A Florida family of four has been told they can sue their employers for discrimination and lost wages.
They have also been told the federal government has no jurisdiction over them, as they were never convicted of a crime.
On Monday, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office told the family that if they want to sue the company or individuals involved in the deportation of the family members, they have to file their case in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Florida.
The family also needs to have a court date set in order for the lawsuit to be heard.
This is an ongoing process.
We can’t get a date set.
– Miami-dade State Attorneys OfficeThe family members say they were deported from the US in 2015 and the company they worked for at the time, Incapacity Management, was fired for the same reason.
The family has been forced to move to Florida, where they are now being cared for by a relative.
The Department of Homeland Security and ICE did not immediately respond to request for comment.
The Miami-based Incapacitables Management is one of the companies under scrutiny for alleged discrimination against immigrant families.
The Department of Justice said in a statement that the family was deported and terminated for “involuntary departures” and other reasons.
It said that the government has jurisdiction over a company “that fired an immigrant worker based on her or his citizenship status.”
In a statement to the Miami Herald, Incacacitabilities said it has no ties to the U.S. Department of Labor, but has been hired by companies for the past six years to manage the hiring of foreign workers.