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Filipino Nurse Can Pursue Trafficking Claim Against Recruiter

Oct. 4, 2022, 1:45 PM

A registered nurse recruited from the Philippines to work in a New York medical facility can proceed with a suit alleging that her employer violated human trafficking laws.

RN Express Staffing Registry LLC and two of its principals, Sally Nunez and Alexander Alejandrino, will face claims that they forced Marie Baldia to continue working for the company by allegedly threatening to sue her for over $33,000 if she left before her contract term ended, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York said.

The court denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss the complaint, saying that a contractual ...