High recruitment fees and costs, which are usually borne by the worker, can lead to debt bondage. False or misrepresentation of job opportunities and wages; the confiscation of passports or other identity documents and many other unethical practices increase workers’ vulnerability to human rights abuses, including human trafficking.
For workers, ethical recruitment means being hired lawfully, and in a fair and transparent manner that respects their human rights and dignity.
IRIS helps to protect and empower migrant workers by:
Improving transparency of recruitment and deployment processes
Eliminating the risks of exploitation during recruitment
Improving access to remedy