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Recognize the Signs of Discrimination and Protect Your Right to Work

Posted by Ulises A. Gonzalez on 04/14/2011 @ 06:15 PM

I applied for a job at a high-end retail store in downtown in Chicago, Illinois and was denied the opportunity to work because the employer had an internal hiring policy of solely employing workers who do not have an accent or appear foreign. – Victim of national origin discrimination

I applied for a position at a restaurant. I was asked to present my passport to prove that I was an authorized legal worker. The employer did not accept my State’ Identification and Social Security card and demanded my passport. As a result, I was not hired. —Victim of document abuse

The League of United Latin American Citizens, supported by the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, launched an initiative conducting Workers’ Rights Workshops to inform the Latino community about the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Stories like the ones above are examples of unjust practices that LULAC collected across the United States through our community outreach efforts.

LULAC would like to alert the Latino community that if they have experienced citizenship/immigration status discrimination; national origin discrimination; document abuse; and/or retaliation by their employer to report their claim to Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Office of Special Counsel For Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices. If you have been discriminated, please call the toll free hotline for help at: 1-800-255-7688.

LULAC’s Workforce Anti-discrimination Webinar

Please join the League of United Latin American Citizens for a discussion about recognizing discrimination and the process for filing a claim with the Department of Justice.

Moderator: Ulises Gonzalez, Program Coordinator at the League of United Latin American Citizens

Presenter: Terry Scott, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC)

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Conference Call Details:

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat today at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/138125266

For additional resources visit:

1. www.LULAC.org/doj

2. https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/138125266


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