Freedom from Discrimination

During the recruitment process, internationally recruited workers are subject to various forms of discrimination.  Recruiters and employers limit access to the recruitment stream by national origin, sex, and age.  They segregate workers into jobs and visa categories based on racialized and gendered stereotypes.  They also retaliate against and blacklist workers who complain about unfair or unlawful treatment.

WHAT THE SENATE BILL WOULD DO: Pursuant to the Senate Bill, foreign labor contractors would be prohibited from failing to hire or refusing to hire, discharge, intimidate, threaten, restrain, coerce or blacklist any individual or otherwise discriminate against an individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, creed, sex, national origin, religion, age, or disability.