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Reporting Violations

If you believe an employer has violated E-Verify program rules, discriminated against you, or treated you unfairly, we encourage you to report it. You may be able to receive pay for work you lost and even get your job back. Also, the employer may have to pay fines for violating E-Verify rules.

E-Verify Support

To report employer misuse, privacy violations, and general E-Verify program complaints, contact the E-Verify Employee Hotline. We can also answer questions about E-Verify policies and procedures, Form I-9, and employment eligibility. We are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern), except when the federal government is closed. For users who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, or have speech disabilities which require accommodation, our TTY phone is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. E.T.

For Employees

Phone: 888-897-7781
TTY: 877-875-6028

Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER)

To report employment discrimination based upon your citizenship, immigration status, or national origin, unfair documentation practices, or retaliation, contact the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER). IER hotlines are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern). Calls can be anonymous, and language services are available.

For Employees

Phone: 800-255-7688
TTY: 800-237-2515

You may also file a formal charge against an employer with the IER. For more information, visit the IER web page.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

EEOC is available to answer your questions about employment discrimination, including discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.

For Employees and Employers

Phone: 800-669-4000
TTY: 844-234-5122
Website: www.eeoc.gov/

Related Upcoming Webinars

Employee Rights

This joint webinar hosted by USCIS and Immigrant and Employee Rights (IER) discusses employee rights and anti-discrimination provisions during the E-Verify and Form I-9 employment eligibility verification processes. This webinar, useful for workers, worker advocates, job seekers, and employers, is eligible for 1 professional development credit through SHRM and HRCI.

Estimated duration: 1 hour.



Employee Rights

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