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Unique Issues Facing Immigrant Workers, NELA 2020 Annual Convention

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$25 for NELA Members
$50 for Non-Members

75 minutes
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2020 Annual Convention (Bundle)

Date Published

July 9, 2020

Publisher

National Employment Lawyers Association

Subjects

2020 Annual Convention, Discrimination, Immigration Law, Low Wage Workers, Retaliation, Undocumented Workers

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Summary

Immigrant workers face unique challenges in enforcing their rights in the workplace. This session addresses hurdles that may come up in litigating cases on behalf of immigrant workers, particularly those in low-wage industries. Learn what potential claims are available to these workers, including race and national origin discrimination and retaliation based on immigration enforcement. Also addressed are issues that come up in discovery, such as disclosure of immigration status--and seeking a protective order on behalf of clients--filing under a pseudonym, and handling litigation while a client has a pending immigration application. Immigration enforcement actions which target immigrant workers, like workplace raids and I-9 audits, are also discussed.

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Presenters

Julia Solórzano

Julia Solórzano is a Staff Attorney at the Immigrant Justice Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. She started at SPLC... Read More

Alia Al-Khatib

Alia Al-Khatib is a staff attorney with Justice at Work. Her work focuses on wage theft, discrimination, and other... Read More

Liz M. Chacko

Liz Maria Chacko is Deputy Director of Friends of Farmworker, Inc. (FOF), a Pennsylvania-based organization that, for over 40... Read More

Arash Jahanian

Arash Jahanian is the Director of Policy and Civil Rights Litigation at the Meyer Law Office, PC in Denver. His practice... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Unique Issues Facing Immigrant Workers - Video
Unique Issues Facing Immigrant Workers - Paper
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