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Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER)

IER Charge Form

U.S. immigration law prohibits discrimination on the basis of citizenship status with respect to the hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee of protected individuals: citizens, nationals of the United States, permanent residents, temporary residents, refugees, and asylees (excluding lawful permanent residents who do not apply for naturalization within six months of eligibility). It also prohibits discrimination on the basis of national origin (against employers with four to fourteen employees) with respect to the hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee of all individuals who are lawfully authorized to work in the United States. The law also prohibits unfair documentary practices: when an individual, business, or organization refuses to accept a valid document, specifies the documentation an individual can provide or demands more or different documents than are required for completing the Form I-9 because of an individual’s citizenship status or national origin. The law also prohibits retaliation against individuals for asserting their rights protected under the anti-discrimination provision of the immigration law, or for having participated or assisted in an investigation conducted by this office.

Charge Form Instructions

Who can file a charge: Anyone who alleges he or she is a victim of discrimination or an authorized person on behalf of the victim. This charge form must be submitted within 180 days of the alleged date of discrimination.

Questions concerning this charge form can be directed to IER by telephone at (202) 616-5594 or 1-800-255-7688 (toll free), TTY (202) 616-5525 or TTY 1-800-237-2515 (toll free).

OMB Number: 1190-0018
Revised date: 02/09/2017

General Information Office of the Assistant Attorney General
 
Leadership
Vanita Gupta
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Contact
Civil Rights Division
(202) 514-4609
Telephone Device for the Deaf (TTY) (202) 514-0716
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