Wednesday, August 28, 2013

EEOC, Mexican Government Team Up to Protect Worker Rights

The National Law Journal reports that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offices in Dallas, Miami and New York have signed historic agreements with Mexican consulates with the goal of protecting and educating “all Mexicans about their employment rights of in the workplace, regardless of immigration status.” The agreements followed similar initiatives in cities including Birmingham, Ala.; Cleveland; Detroit; and New Orleans.

Under the agreement, the EEOC will present educational events, provide Spanish-language information and deliver training sessions to consulate staff about the EEOC and the laws it enforces.

The EEOC for years has declared the federal employment discrimination statutes cover undocumented workers. While it's illegal for employers to hire people who are not authorized to work in the United States, it also is illegal to violate their civil rights.


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