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Undocumented Workers Need Information About Their Rights

For Immediate Release

Workplace Fairness Provides Comprehensive Legal Information and Resources for Undocumented Workers on Workplace Law and Employment Issues

SILVER SPRING, Md. (Sept. 26, 2017) –Right now is an uncertain time for undocumented workers in the U.S., to say the least. Workplace Fairness provides easy to read, FAQ-style information about undocumented workers’ rightsimmigration status discrimination,  language discrimination, and retaliation, as well as general workers’ rights information on a wide range of issues like harassmentunpaid wagesworkers compensationunemployment, and drug testing.

On our new Undocumented Workers page, workers will learn about:

  • Whether they can file discrimination complaints
  • Whether their employer can retaliate against them for filing a claim by calling ICE
  • Whether they can be fired based solely on their immigration status
  • Paying income tax
  • Collecting unemployment benefits
  • Collection Workers Compensation benefits
  • Organizing a union
  • What risks they may still face, even if they are acting lawfully. 
Workplace Fairness also provides workers with links and information about relevant government agencies on each page, and an attorney database so that they can easily get help when they need it.
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About Workplace Fairness
Workplace Fairness is a nonprofit organization that provides information, education and assistance to individual workers and their advocates nationwide and promotes public policies that advance employee rights.

Our goals are that workers and their advocates are educated about workplace rights and options for resolving workplace problems and that policymakers, members of the business community and the public at large view the fair treatment of workers as both good business practice and sound public policy.

Workplace Fairness works toward these goals by:

  • Making comprehensive information about workers' rights—free of legal jargon—readily available to workers and to advocates and organizations that assist workers;
  • Providing resources to support the work of legal services organizations, community-based organizations, law schools and private attorneys that provide free legal information and services to low-income workers;
  • Presenting the employee perspective in publications, policy debates and public discussion.


A 2017 Webby Award Honoree, the award-winning Workplace Fairness website has newly updated information throughout the site, as part of the web's most comprehensive resource educating workers about their legal rights in the workplace.

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Media Contact: 
Paula Brantner
Senior Advisor



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The Workplace Fairness Attorney Directory features lawyers from across the United States who primarily represent workers in employment cases. Please note that Workplace Fairness does not operate a lawyer referral service and does not provide legal advice, and that Workplace Fairness is not responsible for any advice that you receive from anyone, attorney or non-attorney, you may contact from this site.

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