Hiring workers based on race or sex is illegal, but some companies are skirting the law by contracting out their discriminatory practices to temp agencies, a Reveal investigation has found.
The misuse of employment tests – which measure reading, math and other cognitive skills – can unfairly disadvantage minorities and women without the employers or the job applicants even realizing it.
An Alabama-based temp agency that former workers accuse of rampant hiring discrimination announced it will conduct an internal investigation and set up an anonymous tip line, even as federal officials seek out whistleblowers in response to a Reveal investigation.
It’s been nearly a year since the debut of the Rape in the Fields project. In that time, a lot has changed: sources’ lives, efforts to fix the problem and advances in court cases. With the film airing again tonight on FRONTLINE, here’s a rundown of what’s happened since the film’s premiere.
Our event brought together growers, victims advocates, government officials and others to tackle one problem: that sexual abuse remains prominent in farm fields across the country.
CIR has been named a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting for its Rape in the Fields project in collaboration with the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, FRONTLINE and Univision.
The world’s largest retailer becomes the 12th buyer to participate in the Fair Food Program, one of the most effective programs to curb sexual harassment and assault in the agriculture fields.
The extreme on-the-job sexual abuse that female farmworkers report is harrowing. Advocates, researchers, workers, farmers and attorneys pinpointed some tangible changes that could occur to combat rape in the fields.
Tres mujeres vinieron a los EE.UU. en busca de una vida mejor, pero lo que encontraron no fue el sueño americano. Vea lo que tuvieron que soportar para mantener a sus propias familias. CREDITS Director/producer: Ariane Wu Spanish-language producer: Daffodil Altan Illustrator: Marina Luz Reporters: Bernice Yeung, Grace Rubenstein, Hannah Mintz, Lauren Rosenfeld Executive producer:
The exact scope of sexual violence and harassment against agricultural workers is impossible to pinpoint. An estimated 560,000 women work on U.S. farms.Andres Cediel/Investigative Reporting Program For about six years as she labored alone in a hen house on a central Washington egg farm, Maria said she was sexually abused repeatedly by her supervisor.