There are laws to protect immigrant workers against unlawful retaliation. For instance, California has enacted Labor Code section 1019, prohibiting employers from engaging in various “immigration-related practices” including threatening to file or filing a false police report.
A revision of this law expands this particular section to now include threatening to file or filing a false report or complaining with any state of federal agency, not just the police.
Section 1010 also allows the court to order the appropriate government agencies to suspend certain business licenses held by the violating party for prescribed periods based on the number of violations. The licenses to be affected are to be “specific to the business location or locations where the unfair immigration-related practice occurred.”
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/