“Trafficking in persons,” “human trafficking,” and “modern slavery” are umbrella terms–often used interchangeably–to refer to a crime whereby criminal traffickers exploit and profit at the expense of adults or children by compelling them to perform labour or engage in commercial sex. When a person younger than 18 is used to perform a commercial sex act, it is a crime regardless of whether there is any force, fraud or coercion involved. Every year, millions of men, women and children are trafficked worldwide. While not widely acknowledged, human trafficking is a labor- rights issue from forced labour to the lack of access to gainful employment for the victims.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To address these difficult issues, WF created and updated content to inform about human trafficking, what to look for in the workplace, how to report concerns, and how to better serve victims at work. See more at Human Trafficking – Workplace Fairness and find answers to such specific questions as:
- How common is human trafficking worldwide?
- Who are the victims of human trafficking?
- What kinds of coercion do human traffickers use?
- What are the signs that someone is a human trafficking victim?
- Where can I report human trafficking?
To discuss these questions, answers and more about human trafficking, schedule an interview with Executive Director Edgar Ndjatou. To follow issues affecting those in the workplace, connect with us on social media, stay up to date with our weekly newsletter and hear from industry experts on workers rights’ related issues on our podcast The Worker Experience.
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About Workplace Fairness
Founded in 1994 as the National Employee Rights Institute, Workplace Fairness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates and maintains a comprehensive, digital one-stop-shop for free and unbiased information about workers and their legal rights in the workplace. The organization provides resources on their award-winning website that resolves work-related issues and encourages policymakers, members of the business community and the public at large to view the fair treatment of workers as both good business practice and sound public policy.
Workplace Fairness has been an anchor for workers nationwide since 2001 – over 20 years with its dynamic, award-winning website – serving as the #1 most comprehensive online source of free information about workplace rights and about resolving workplace problems.