Human Traffic Watch

Anti-trafficking tsar warns employers: We will punish you for slave labour

In Bonded Labor, Debt Bondage among Migrant Workers, Forced Labor, Human Trafficking, Involuntary Domestic Servitude on February 7, 2013 at 9:15 am

The man charged with stopping modern-day slavery in Wales has warned employers who use labour exploitation: “We will bring you to justice.”

Stephen Chapman, Wales’ new anti-human trafficking coordinator, said the excuse that employers “do not know” their workers are trafficked would not wash.

He said anyone using trafficked workers could face prosecution.

Mr Chapman said: “Employers have a duty of care when they employ people. It is no use making an excuse.

“If you are paying below the market price for people you have got to be asking ‘Where are these people from?’”

 

Read more: Wales Online http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2013/02/02/anti-trafficking-tsar-warns-employers-we-will-punish-you-for-slave-labour-91466-32732809/#ixzz2JsvBvMq4

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  1. Reblogged this on oncesheltered and commented:
    This was a nice read this morning.

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