What is the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section?

On Behalf of | Apr 22, 2017 | Employment Immigration |

Regrettably, people who relocate to the U.S. for work purposes, or any reason for that matter, may experience an array of hurdles, including discrimination. If you believe that your rights may have been violated in the workplace, it is crucial to address your circumstances immediately. In Miami, Florida, and other American cities, some immigrants are not aware of their rights or do not know if they should try to hold their employer accountable for illegal activity. As a result, it is essential to understand how laws, such as the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section, protect workers.

According to the U.S. Justice Bureau, the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section applies the provision against discrimination under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Under this federal law, covered employers are barred from a number of forms of discrimination in the workplace, such as retaliation, documentary practices that are not fair and discrimination based upon an employee’s country of origin or immigration status. From job loss to recruitment fees and rejected applications, all on-the-job discrimination is unacceptable.

If you suspect that you have dealt with any type of unlawful discrimination at your place of work, you should not be fearful of standing up for your legal rights. Sometimes, an employee may worry about losing his or her position or suffering other consequences for speaking out. However, you have every right to address illegal discrimination in the workplace.

This writeup is offered as general information and you should not see it as a form of legal advice.


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