Attorney General James Announces Legislation To Crack Down On Employers Who Retaliate Against Immigrant Workers

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:14

Attorney General Letitia James today announced legislation to hold employers accountable who retaliate against workers by threatening to expose their immigration status to federal authorities. The legislation would amend the New York Labor Law to clarify that unlawful retaliation includes contacting or threatening to contact immigration authorities about an employee’s suspected citizenship or immigration status, or the suspected citizenship or immigration status of an employee’s family or household member. The announcement comes on the heels of reports that an employee at President Trump’s golf club was threatened with deportation if she spoke out against her boss. The New York Attorney General’s Office has also received numerous reports of similar threats made to employees by other employers.

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