Daily Times – Plant Farm Accused of Favoring Foreign Labor

A Maryville woman has filed complaints with three government agencies saying she was discriminated against by a Blount County nursery farm because she is a U.S.-born worker.

In a complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice, Sabrina Steele alleges that Pope’s Plant Farm on U.S. 411 South and Mike Pope, of the plant farm, discouraged her from accepting agricultural employment because the firm wanted to hire foreign-born workers.

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