Trafficking can occur when someone is forced to work or engage in sex against their will, and may affect farmworkers due to their isolation, low wages, hazardous conditions, and fear of retaliation from their employer.
The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (AWPA) protects migrant and seasonal farmworkers. If an employer violates AWPA, a worker can sue the employer.
You have the right to be free from sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination that violates state and federal law. “Sexual harassment” can include obscene comments and gestures, unwanted touching, verbal abuse and requests for sexual favors by supervisors or co-workers.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that sets standards for minimum wage, overtime pay, and other work-related matters.