A court has sentenced a farm owner in Spain to two years in prison for exploiting workers, including a Moroccan national.
The employer has been convicted of exploiting the Moroccan national between 2015 and 2016, paying the farmhand less than the agreed upon salary.
The court convicted the farmer of not respecting the contract he agreed on with the Moroccan worker. The news outlet added that the Moroccan worker had an “oral work contract.”
Moroccan seasonal workers in Spain, especially women, complained of bad working conditions on Spanish farms throughout the 2018 summer.
Several Moroccan seasonal workers said that they were sexually harassed and assaulted by Spanish managers in the strawberry producing region of Huelva.
Despite the allegations, Morocco and Spain are working to recruit more Moroccans for next year’s harvest season in Huelva.