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Horning Brothers will pay $525,000 to resolve a civil rights lawsuit

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YAKIMA, WA - Attorney General Bob Ferguson came to Yakima to announce that a Quincy based agricultural company will pay $525,000 in a civil rights action lawsuit.

The case shares the voices of at least 10 woman who worked for Horning Brothers, LLC, and experienced a pattern of sexual harassment. 

In April of last year, Ferguson's office along with the Northwest Justice Project filed the lawsuit. 

Seven of the women involved in the case were standing alongside Ferguson and two of them shared their experiences.

"I just want to say that any woman that is going through sexual harassment, 'You guys don't need to be scared. You guys talk. You guys have a voice,'" said Rosaura Hernandez, victim.

"I just want to say, one more time, how much we all appreciate the brave woman who are here today, who have taken time from their busy schedules to be here with us today. Who have the courage to come forward today, and throughout this case," said Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

As part of the case the company must also adopt a non-discrimination and anti-retaliation policy approved by the attorney general's office.