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The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) enforces the anti-discrimination provision (§ 274B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1324b.

This federal law prohibits: 1) citizenship status discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee, 2) national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee, 3) document abuse (unfair documentary practices during the employment eligibility verification, Form I-9, process, and 4) retaliation or intimidation.

If you feel you have suffered one of these forms of discrimination, click here to file a charge or call our Worker Hotline: 1-800-255-7688.

If you are an employer with questions about the anti-discrimination provision of the INA, call our Employer Hotline: 1-800-255-8155.

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Read about the Section's latest settlements and newest initiatives.
OSC Section News
Monday, February 2, 2015
The Justice Department announced the launch of an educational video reminding employers that Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status may continue working beyond the March 9, 2015, expiration date of their employment authorization documents.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement with U.S. Service Industries, a janitorial company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, and operating in Florida, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Monday, December 22, 2014
The Justice Department reached an agreement with Diversified Business Consulting Group Inc., an information technology staffing agency headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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General Information Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-related Unfair Employment Practices
(currently vacant)
Special Counsel
Alberto Ruisanchez
Deputy Special Counsel
Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
OSC, NYA 9000
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 616-5594
Worker Hotline: 1-800-255-7688
Employer Hotline: 1-800-255-8155
Teletypewriter (TTY) (202) 616-5525 & 1-800-237-2515
Fax: (202) 616-5509
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