Unequal Rights: Contract Workers Have Few Workplace Protections


Unequal Rights: Contract Workers Have Few Workplace Protections

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Nina Irizarry says she was sexually harassed in various jobs as a contractor but didn’t have a human resources person to turn to or an employer to sue. Justin T. Shockley/Courtesy of Nina Irizarry hide caption

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Justin T. Shockley/Courtesy of Nina Irizarry

Contract workers and freelancers have few legal rights, compared with those hired as employees. Under federal law, a contract worker lacks the right to sue for sexual harassment or gender discrimination, for example, because workplace civil rights laws do not apply.
The independent workforce already numbers in the tens of millions …

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