Knouse suit set for trial

Knouse suit set for trial

There are 10 comments on the Evening Sun story from Dec 29, 2009, titled Knouse suit set for trial. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's civil case against Knouse Foods has been scheduled for the November trial term, according to recent court filings.

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Since: Sep 09

Chambersburg, PA

#1 Dec 29, 2009
Knouse bring these people in to take jobs from the locals and then want to allow harassment of them. Knouse you can't have it both ways. If you hire them it is your responsibility to provide a safe harassment free environment. Apparently you didn't get the memo!
Katrina

Lancaster, PA

#2 Dec 30, 2009
This is pitiful. But how does asking one on a date constitute harrassment? That part of the statement doesn't make sense....we are way too sensitive if asking somebody on a date is harrassment.
However....I'd bet you a dollar to a donut all this crap happened to these workers for years and years and it's about time they got together and spoke up!
What a Joke

Apple Creek, OH

#3 Dec 30, 2009
I've worked at both the Biglerville & Gardners plants, as well as have family members that work at the Orrtanna plant. I seriously doubt that any of these allegations have happened simply because Knouse Foods treats their Hispanic employees like gold. They are treated a lot better than any other nationality that works there (white people included). They let hispanic workers fall asleep on the job & then say that they can't be fired "because they are still in their work area". When immigration comes in to do illegal alien checks ALL of the illegal immigrants are "laid off". I simply do not think any of this happened at all.
legality

Harrisburg, PA

#4 Dec 30, 2009
Are they here legally? If not, they should take it up with their own country. If Knouse is promoting illegal workers, they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of United States law.
Whatt

Chambersburg, PA

#5 Dec 30, 2009
There is alot of sexual harassement going on in all of the Knouse plants as well as other nonsense. Some of the personnel workers know who is legal and whose not. For example, a pregnant worker at the Orrtanna plant was given 1 month without pay when she had her baby in mid-October instead of maternity leave. Someone knew she's an illegal from Guatemala using Puerta Rican documents, as are most of the illegals working there. I believe everyone should be treated with total respect and fairness if they deserve it!
Manalo

Mount Holly Springs, PA

#6 Dec 30, 2009
Knouse Foods will be exposed for hiring Illegals. Unforunately, nothing will happen to the Illegals.
Mexican's go home if you are not legally here.
What a Joke

Apple Creek, OH

#7 Dec 30, 2009
"For example, a pregnant worker at the Orrtanna plant was given 1 month without pay when she had her baby in mid-October instead of maternity leave"<--if she was "seasonal status" & not eligible for insurance she wouldn't have recieved paid maternity leave even if she was a legal citizen. I don't think Knouse Foods will ever be caught hiring illegal workers. Like I said, when they get news that INS is inspecting they lay all the illegal workers off. If an illegal worker does get fired (for reasons other than being illegal) that same worker will come back the next season with a new name & social security number & get hired back. Besides, when that pallet plant got busted for all those illegal workers in 2006 almost every illegal worker in the Biglerville plant walked off the job & still had their job the next day! Would that have happened to a legal citizen? I don't think so, you would have been fired on the spot.
kim

AOL

#8 Dec 30, 2009
Manalo wrote:
Knouse Foods will be exposed for hiring Illegals. Unforunately, nothing will happen to the Illegals.
Mexican's go home if you are not legally here.
knouse treats all of the illegals like they are gold, they are given the best jobs & not laid off because they might look for another job since they cant collect unemployment. ins needs to come to all the plants & see how many illegals work at all knouse plants
taxpayer

Lemoyne, PA

#9 Dec 30, 2009
illegal spit balls. If you fight it knouse your still in hot water for hiring them. Our schools, hospitals and government doesnt understand the word ILLEGAL.imigrants. Deport them or shoot them!look at them at walmart. They live better than we do.Speak english in this country or be shot
bunch of crap

Shippensburg, PA

#10 Dec 30, 2009
well first off why is it that all these "illegals" get to do pretty much whatever they want in our country...collect welfare,take our jobs,not pay taxes....and those of us that pay taxes,are looking for jobs or barely making ends meet,and have family members and loved ones fighting for our country are left high and dry. Don't get me wrong everyone deserves to be treated fairly in their place of employment but if they aren't here legally why do they get to use our legal system to sue a company that they shouldn't be working at to begin with. That is what is wrong with our economy...SEND them back to where they belong...US AMERICANS ARE SICK OF SUPPORTING EVERYONE ELSE WHEN WE CAN'T SUPPORT OURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!

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