CAST, in collaboration with several advocacy and government organizations, has created a pamphlet to inform applicants of certain temporary working visas in the U.S. of their legal rights and resources, in an effort to protect vulnerable workers from falling victim to human traffickers. Targeted people include domestic servants and day workers.

The ACLU reported the publication of this pamphlet on their Blog of Rights, saying:

The pamphlet, whose creation and dissemination is mandated by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA), enacted last December, is to be distributed to temporary visa holders before they leave their home countries. It will be available in 11 languages and will be distributed by every U.S. Embassy and Consulate throughout the world.

The pamphlet provides workers information about their legal rights regarding pay, discrimination, sexual harassment, health and safety, unions and collective bargaining, leaving an abusive employment situation, and employer retaliation. Domestic workers employed by diplomats are specifically advised that they have the right to an employment contract describing their work duties, work hours, days off, and pay and that their diplomat employers may not confiscate their passports or other personal property. The pamphlet also describes warning signs of human trafficking, explains how to get help, and addresses concerns about deportation.

Download the pamphlet here or here.