OSC Right To Work

IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK, Don’t let anyone take it away.

If you have the legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace.

You should know that –

  • • In most cases, employers cannot deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin or citizenship status or refuse to accept your legally acceptable documents.
  • • Employers cannot reject documents because they have a future expiration date.
  • • Employers cannot terminate you because of E-Verify without giving you an opportunity to resolve the problem.
  • • In most cases, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident.

If any of these things have happened to you, contact the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).

For assistance in your own language:
Phone: 1-800-255-7688 or (202) 616-5594

For the hearing impaired:
TTY 1-800-237-2515 or (202) 616-5525

Email: osccrt@usdoj.gov

Or write to:

U.S. Department of Justice – CRT
Office of Special Counsel – NYA
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices