Bloomberg Law
Aug. 6, 2020, 10:51 PM

Michigan Farms to Sue Over Mandatory Migrant Worker Covid Tests

Alex Ebert
Alex Ebert
Staff Correspondent

Michigan farmers are launching a novel legal challenge to block a health order that mandates Covid-19 testing for migrant workers, arguing the rules disproportionately impact Latinos in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

In an agriculture industry call Thursday, attorneys for the Michigan Farm Bureau—the association representing Michigan’s second-largest industry behind auto manufacturing—pushed to enlist 200 farming operations to join and fund a lawsuit against an order that could drastically affect the fall harvest. The bureau also said it would provide support to farms where workers want to file civil rights complaints against the state.

On Monday, Michigan Department of Health ...

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