Accountability to Basic Rights in the Workplace
The current public approach to holding employers accountable for workers’ rights abuses is clearly broken. Illegal violations of basic rights are routine, such as wage theft, sexual harassment and denied access to workers’ comp after an injury on the job. But what might an effective and reliable workplace accountability system look like? This fact sheet looks at the breakdown of the current enforcement system and what it will take to restore real accountability, including recognition of the front-line role of workers and the need to protect them from the constant threat of retaliation and intimidation.