Often when employers and their agents engage in labor trafficking, they may also be violating anti-discrimination laws. Laws enforced by the EEOC-particularly those prohibiting discrimination based on race, national origin, and sex-can be crucial tools in combatting trafficking and obtaining compensation for victims.EEOC Issues a Statement by Chair Jenny R. Yang to Address Workplace Discrimination Against Individuals Who Are, or Are Perceived to Be, Muslim or Middle Eastern
America was founded on the principle of religious freedom. As a nation, we must continue to seek the fair treatment of all, even as we grapple with the concerns raised by the recent terrorist attacks. When people come to work and are unfairly harassed or otherwise targeted based on their religion or national origin, it undermines our shared and longstanding values of tolerance and equality for allEEOC Chair Jenny R. Yang Delivers Remarks at the Announcement to Advance Diversity in Law Enforcement
Working with police officers gave me a deep appreciation for the extraordinary risks these courageous men and women take every day to help keep our communities safe. I know I speak for everyone here when I say that we are incredibly grateful for the important work that you do. I have seen firsthand that these issues are hard, but not insurmountable. There is no magic bullet, but with the help of all of you in this room and other experts in the field, we can pool our collective knowledge to identify those practices that are truly working to change workplace cultures and develop a diverse and highly qualified police force. And we know that this is important work-it is vitally important for our communities and for our police departments for these efforts to succeed. We understand, of course, that a diverse police force will not alone ensure safe and effective policing, but it is an essential part of the solution.