Construction workers arrested for filing a workers compensation claim

Jose Martin Paz Flores speaks to WBUR in 2017 about the events leading up to his arrest by federal immigration agents with his wife Rosa Benitez. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Courtesy of WBUR 90.9

Boston, MA- Jose Martin Paz Flores, fell from a work ladder, attempted to file for workers compensation, and was then arrested by I.C.E.

Flores’ employer Tara Construction did not have workers’ compensation insurance at the time, demonstrating how unscrupulous employers will use employers’ sanctions to evade labor laws and force workers to work under unsafe and unhealthy conditions. Read more from WBUR 90.9’s coverage here.

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