Ohio human trafficking attorney and fair employment advocate reviewing labor recruitment violations and labor trafficking lawsuits for victims and plaintiffs nationwide
Labor traffickers and foreign labor recruitment agencies often take advantage of vulnerable immigrants and migrant workers. Labor recruiters, U.S. employers, contractors, and others utilize unlawful employment tactics to collect manpower from overseas, and abuse the workers in the process. Some labor recruiters use deceptive job promotions for skilled workers, yet when the workers arrive in America, they find the position they were promised is something drastically different, and much worse than what they imagined.
Labor trafficking lawsuits have the ability to thwart illegal labor practices, and bring the biggest human trafficking perpetrators to justice, as well as compensate victims under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). Foreign labor recruiters usually charge high fees for job placement, and more often than not, the workers are placed under debt bondage, and forced to work their way out of debt with a very low wage, and few resources and legal counsel to assist them escape their situations.
Employers have been known to threaten their workers with future employment blacklisting, physical abuse, and financial ruin should they choose to seek jobs elsewhere or contact attorneys and law enforcement.
Joe Lyon is a highly-experienced Ohio labor attorney reviewing labor trafficking lawsuits, labor recruiter abuse and cases against employers failing to offer fair employment to foreign workers brought to the U.S. on a work or study visa.
Labor recruiters all over the world use threats, deception, debt, or other forms of coercion to entice foreign workers into unfair work placement programs. The employers and recruiters make money and the workers are left with very little in the end. This is especially a reality in the hospitality (hotels, resorts, restaurants), agriculture, landscaping, domestic service, nursing home and long-term care facility, nail salons and spas, and construction industries.
Labor traffickers and recruiters often make false promises of good opportunities in America, and workers wind up in terrible living and working conditions with little pay. Employers control passports and the workers’ finances to the point where they have no choice but to stay. This is forced labor in America, a problem for millions of migrant and overseas workers. Racial and sexual discrimination are among the serious problems facing the nation’s migrant workers. Since 2007, the National Human Trafficking Hotline has received reports of over 7,800 labor trafficking cases inside the United States.
If you or a loved one has experienced forced labor or unfair labor conditions, and have questions about the legal remedies available, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding labor trafficking lawsuits.