Identifying and Reporting Hiring Discrimination against Newcomers
What will this webinar cover?
This webinar will help service providers identify and address hiring discrimination, with a particular focus on the rights of newcomers as employees. Two experts from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) will demystify the legal intricacies of prohibited discrimination under the law, including aspects of citizenship or immigration status discrimination, national origin discrimination, unfair documentary practices, and retaliation.
We will delve into the practical use of Form I-9, the critical document for verifying a worker’s identity and permission to work in the United States, as well as the E-Verify system. Discussions will include how to handle various scenarios like worker’s documentation expiration, employment authorization document extensions, and particular circumstances involving Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders and Humanitarian Parolees. The webinar will also outline the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section’s enforcement process and provide a roadmap on how to effectively report cases of hiring discrimination. Participants will gain insights into potential remedies, from hiring and backpay to policy changes and civil penalties, along with detailed instructions on filing a charge with IER.
Is this webinar for me?
This webinar is designed for job developers, employment specialists, and caseworkers who work for refugee resettlement agencies and newcomer-serving organizations across the United States.
Why should I participate?
After participating in this 90-minute session, you will be able to:
Identify the types of hiring discrimination prohibited under the law
Use and interpret Form I-9 and documentation required by the E-Verify system
Recognize the rights of newcomers as job applicants and employees
Describe the process of effectively filing a charge with the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER), as well as the potential remedies and support available
Register in advance for this webinar: HERE
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