Know Your Rights! A new brochure for farmworkers

Maryland Legal Aid released a series of new brochures for farmworkers in Maryland and Delaware. “Know Your Rights!” was prepared by Legal Aid’s Farmworker Program, which provides free and confidential legal services to migrant and seasonal agricultural workers at farms, orchards, canneries, pack houses, poultry processing plants in Maryland and Delaware.

Basic rights include:
• written description of the terms of the work
before you travel
• minimum wage or the promised wage
• pay for all of your work and waiting time
• the amount of work promised
• safe and sanitary working conditions
• safe and sanitary housing
• safe transportation
• free medical treatment in case of injury at work
• freedom from discrimination and retaliation
• legal advice

The brochures are available in English, Spanish and Creole.


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