I wish I could tell you there were some great "lessons learned" from this case, but let's look at what led to that huge dollar figure:
Verbal abuses included frequently referring to the workers as "retarded," "dumb ass" and "stupid." Class members reported acts of physical abuse including hitting, kicking, at least one case of handcuffing, and forcing the disabled workers to carry heavy weights as punishment. The Henry's Turkey supervisors, also the workers' purported caretakers, were often dismissive of complaints of injuries or pain.I mean, seriously, what's the lesson here? Do you really need to be told not to kick employees with intellectual disabilities and call them "retarded"?
I guess the lesson is that if you're the deplorable type of person who engages in such behavior (or their employer), know that there are repercussions for your actions.