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Nurse ‘Trapped’ in Job Sues Over Contract That Punishes Quitters

  • NY-based staffing agency accused of exploiting foreign workers
  • Complaint cites ‘brutal’ conditions; one nurse for 40 patients
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A staffing agency that serves health-care facilities in New York state was accused in a lawsuit of using hardball legal tactics to stop workers from quitting low-paid jobs.

The complaint, filed Friday by a nurse who immigrated to the US from the Philippines, is the latest to allege that employers are resorting to illegal means to trap foreign workers in assignments that burnt-out American caregivers no longer want.