Avoiding Unlawful Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination: Recent Case Updates and Hot Topics
Attendees will learn best practices to avoid discrimination and common pitfalls that can lead an employer to violate the anti-discrimination provision of the INA. Audience members will also be directed to helpful resources for future questions and for further guidance.
The Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, enforces the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 8 U.S.C. § 1324b. This law prohibits employers from discriminating based on citizenship, immigration status or national origin in hiring, firing, recruitment and referral for a fee, and during the Form I-9 and E-Verify processes. The presentation will include (1) an overview of employer obligations under this law, (2) recent case updates, and (3) a discussion of hot topics, such as how the use of technology can contribute to discrimination.
- Learn employer responsibilities under the INA’s anti-discrimination provision.
- Learn about best practices if using a commercial electronic program to complete the Form I-9 and/or E-Verify to avoid discrimination.
- Add IER’s free, confidential employer hotline to your collection of important resources. IER does not provide legal advice, but does provide helpful information.
Presenter:Alberto Ruisanchez, Chief of the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section,
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division