Please note that as of January 18, 2017, the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices has been renamed the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).
The Immigrant and Employee Rights Section's (IER) outreach and education program is aimed at helping employers and workers understand the anti-discrimination provision of the INA. IER’s staff is available to participate in seminars, conferences, as well as to meet with staff of legal services providers and immigrant advocacy groups. To invite an IER staff member to present to an audience of worker representatives or workers, please contact IER’s Public Affairs staff at IER@usdoj.gov or by phone at (202) 616-5594.
IER Publications for Workers/Advocates
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Flyer (also in Spanish): A Know Your Rights flyer geared toward workers with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and their advocates.
- EEOC v. IER Comparison Flyer: A chart that shows the differences between the jurisdictions of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER), formerly the Office of Special Counsel.
- Employment Rights and Resources for Refugees and Asylees: A flyer discussing asylees' and refugees' employment rights and how to get help.
- Identifying Possible E-Verify Related Employment Discrimination: A fyler to assist workers and their advocates in identifying possible E-Verify-related discrimination.
- IER-EEOC Immigrant Worker Flyer (also in Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Farsi, Filipino, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese): A flyer geared toward directing immigrant workers to the right agency for addressing claims of employment discrimination.
- IER Naturalization Flyer: A document outlining basic information about immigration-related employment discrimination for naturalizing citizens and their ceremony guests. Available in English and Spanish.
- Information for Refugees and Asylees About the Form I-9: This flyer provides refugees and asylees with information on the Form I-9 and how to get help from IER for possible discrimination in this process. Available in Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Burmese, English, Farsi, French, Karen, Kayah, Nepali, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, and Urdu.
- Joint DOJ-DOL-NLRB-EEOC Fact Sheet: Retaliation Based on Exercise of Workplace Rights Is Unlawful (also in Arabic, Creole, French, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese): Jointly issued guidance outlining protections from retaliation under various workplace laws.
- Name and Social Security Number (SSN) "No-Match" Information for Employees (also in Spanish, Arabic, Eastern Punjabi, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog, Traditional Chinese, Urdu, Vietnamese, Western Punjabi): A document that includes a Q&A explaining possible causes for receiving a Social Security Number no-match, how to respond, and how to get help.
- Protecting Your Right to Work: An overview explaining how to identify possible discrimination under the INA's anti-discrimination provision and how to get help.
- Understanding the INA's Anti-Discrimination Provision: An overview of IER's jurisdiction under the anti-discrimination provision of the INA.
- Unlawful Employment Discrimination Based on Citizenship and National Origin: A flyer with scenarios showing discrimination prohibited by the anti-discrimination provision of the INA.
- U.S. Worker Protections Against Unlawful Preferences for Temporary Visa Holders (also in Spanish): Information for workers in the United States who may encounter citizenship or immigration status discrimination in hiring, firing, recruitment or referral for a fee.
- Worker Protections Against Discrimination in the E-Verify Process: A brief overview of how E-Verify works and how to seek help for possible E-Verify-related discrimination.
- Worker Webinar Announcement Flyer (also in Spanish): An invitation to a one-hour free webinar that will teach you about your rights as a worker, including how to identify potential discrimination and how to get help.
- Workers with Temporary Protected Status; Protect Your Right to Work: A flyer explaining the rights of workers with TPS and DED and how to get help for possible discrimination. Available in Arabic, English, Haitian Creole, Nepali, Somali and Spanish.
Worker Hotline: 1-800-255-7688 • Employer Hotline: 1-800-255-8155