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If you believe you have identified someone in a trafficking situation, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline using the information provided below. It may be unsafe to attempt to rescue a trafficking victim. You have no way of knowing how the trafficker may react and retaliate against the victim and you. If you identify a victim who has escaped the trafficking situation, there are a number of organizations to whom the victim could be referred for help with shelter, medical care, legal assistance, and other critical services. Contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline, who can provide the victim help and connection to resources in their area.

- IN AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911 –

For immediate assistance, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline by:

All reports are confidential and you may remain anonymous.

Contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline to: 

  • GET HELP and connect with a service provider in your area;
  • REPORT A TIP with information on potential or suspected human trafficking activity; or
  • LEARN MORE by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources.

The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a national, toll-free hotline available to answer calls from anywhere in the U.S. and U.S. territories, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. The Hotline provides assistance in 200 languages. The Hotline provides survivors of human trafficking with vital support and options to get help and stay safe. These options may include connecting callers with emergency shelter, transportation, trauma counselors, local law enforcement, or a range of other services and support. The Hotline is not a law enforcement or immigration authority and is operated by a nongovernmental organization partially funded by the Federal government. 

When in doubt call the Hotline rather than erring on the side of inaction. Understand the Hotline is confidential and available for consultation -- not just reporting.

Contact us: 

U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/contact/complaints
1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243)

Your rights to be paid properly and for all the hours you work, regardless of your immigration status, including how to file a complaint.

U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
https://www.osha.gov/workers/file-complaint
1-800-321-OSHA (1-800-321-6742)

Your workplace safety and health rights, including if you believe your job is unsafe or unhealthy and you want to request an inspection.

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General (OIG)
https://www.oig.dol.gov/hotlinecontact.htm
1-202-693-6999 or 1-800-347-3756
hotline@oig.dol.gov

Where there may be trafficking committed through fraud in DOL programs, including, but not limited to, the H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, and PERM. When filing an OIG Hotline complaint, it is not necessary to provide names or any other identifying information.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
https://www.eeoc.gov/federal-sector/filing-formal-complaint
1-800-669-4000
1-800-669-6820 (TTY for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)
1-844-234-5122 (ASL Video Phone for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)
info@eeoc.gov

Your rights to be free from employment discrimination based on your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity, or based on denial of equal pay, harassment, sexual harassment, or retaliation and how to file a discrimination charge.

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime, Human Trafficking
https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/humantrafficking/
https://ovc.ojp.gov/help-for-victims/overview

Learn how to get help in your state for crime victim assistance and compensation programs. Find additional resources and funding opportunities to support anti-trafficking efforts.

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
https://www.justice.gov/crt/filing-charge

Your right to be free from discrimination because of your citizenship, immigration status, and national origin; and how to file a discrimination complaint.

National Labor Relations Board
https://www.nlrb.gov/

Your right to join with other workers to improve your pay or working conditions and form or join a union, and how to file a charge.