"I think I'm a victim of human trafficking"

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free hotline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-888-373-7888 to speak with a specially trained Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate.

If you are the victim of human trafficking and you meet certain requirements, you may be eligible for U nonimmigrant status (U visa) or T nonimmigrant status (T visa).)

For more information, visit OSHA’s webpage on U & T visa certifications or WHD’s webpage on U & T visa certifications.

If your employer controls your housing and does not allow you to leave, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

Your employer should not hold on to your documents. If your employer holds your ID or passport from you, this is a sign of potential labor trafficking.

If you are recruited, harbored, transported, provided, or obtained for labor, services, or commercial sex by someone using force, fraud, or coercion, that may be human trafficking.

For more information, visit DOL's webpage on Combating Labor Exploitation and Human Trafficking.

Also see OSHA’s human trafficking factsheet.