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I-9 Antidiscrimination Protections

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 Background Information

In 1986, Congress enacted the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).  IRCA made it unlawful for an employer in the United States to knowingly hire a worker who is not authorized to work in the U.S.  The 1986 law established a procedure that employers must follow to verify that employees are authorized to work in the U.S.  The federal government created Form I-9, the employment eligibility verification form, which employers must complete for all new employees.


What Worker Advocates Should Know About I-9 Audits (2-pager, PDF) (7/09)

More information about I-9 audits is available on main I-9 audits page.


 The I-9 Process and Antidiscrimination Protections in the INA (PDF) (updated 9/09)


 Advocates’ Quick Guide to the Handbook for Employers (2/10, PDF)


Know Your Rights about the Revised Form I-9 (1-pager, PDF) (updated 9/09)


Citizenship Discrimination (PDF) (4/09)


Document Abuse (PDF) (4/09)


Proving Work Authorization and Reverification (4/09


Reverification of Employment Eligibility: Frequently Asked Questions (2/10, PDF

 


Filing an Employment Discrimination Charge: A Do-It-Yourself Packet for Immigrant Workers (PDF) (4/09)


CHART: Federal Employment Discrimination Laws (PDF) (6/23/09)

Immigration and Nationality Act | Title VII | Americans with Disabilities Act | Age Discrimination in Employment Act | National Labor Relations Act | Family and Medical Leave Act

 

 Information from the Federal Government


I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form:
Revision of December 2008 (Announcement of Interim Final Rule)
 


Look at the Facts, Not at the Faces: Your Guide to Fair Employment

Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice


You Have the Right to Work; Don't Let Anyone Take It Away: Real Life Stories That Can Help You

Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice