A federal lawsuit filed Monday in Connecticut alleging wage theft and racial discrimination against two dozen Latino workers at an Eastford business has a lesson for employment attorneys and employers, those filing the lawsuit said.

“This case clearly highlights a significant problem workers are facing and the role lawyers can play in solving it. Wage theft is getting more and more attention as a major problem for workers at every level, especially low-wage workers,” said Sam Hull, a second-year Yale Law School student and a member of the school’s Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic.