Atlantic Capes Fisheries (ACF), a Cape May, New Jersey-based shellfish harvester and its staffing company continues to find itself in the spotlight for a lawsuit where it paid $675,000 (€589,000) to female workers who filed workplace sex discrimination charges against the two firms.
The company was included on the The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health's (COSH) 2019 “dirty dozen” companies that the organization says failed to protect workers from preventable illness, injury and death.
Atlantic Capes joins Facebook, Amazon and McDonald’s USA among those included on the list. The National COSH is a federation of local and statewide "COSH" groups, which it describes as private non-profit coalitions of labor unions, health and technical professionals, and others interested in promoting and advocating for worker health and safety.
"As soon as ACF management learned of general allegations of harassment, the company immediately invited workers to come forward and share specific concerns, and hired counsel to assist in investigating these complaints," ACF said Wednesday, noting it has a zero sexual harassment tolerance policy.