UNL: Workers Rights under the Anti-discrimination Provision
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When: Friday, April 21, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
Where: UNL College of Law
1875 N 42nd St.
Lincoln, Nebraska  68503
United States

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Friday, April 21, 2017
12 noon-1 pm
UNL College of Law; Room 124

"Workers Rights under the Anti-discrimination Provision"
By Silvia Dominguez-Reese

This session will educate attendees about workers' rights under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  A representative from the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division's Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) (formerly named the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices) will describe prohibited conduct under the anti-discrimination provision, and how IER assists workers discriminated against based on their national origin or citizenship status.  The IER representative will also discuss free resources relating to this law, including for those who have limited English proficiency, such as IER's worker hotline.  In addition to providing the public information on the law that IER enforces, IER's hotline intervention program informally resolves problems.  Examples of issues that IER may be able to assist with include when an employer: requests a DHS-issued document for Form I-9 documentation, rejects a worker's driver's license and unrestricted Social Security card as valid Form I-9 documentation, attempts to reverify a permanent resident card or engages in discrimination during E-Verify process.

Silvia Dominguez-Reese is a Senior Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Immigrant and Employee Rights Section, formerly known as the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices.  Ms. Dominguez-Reese investigates and prosecutes employment discrimination based on citizenship status, national origin, unfair documentary practices, and retaliation.  Prior to joining the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section, Ms. Dominguez-Reese worked at the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division for 6 years and at the U.S. Department of Labor for 6 years. Ms. Dominguez-Reese graduated from the George Washington University School of Law and received her B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Approved for 1.0 CLE cr. hr.

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