The New York fashion industry, which employs 165,000 people, was until now the only industry in the state excluded from child labor protections under the Department of Labor.
It seemed as though Adrienne Basciano was doing everything right. Adrienne, who found herself in a volatile relationship with boyfriend Robert Reza, found the courage to end the relationship about a year ago. Having told her close friends and family that she was “scared of him”, she must have felt a sense of relief once he moved out of their shared home and away from their twin 5 year old boys. Adrienne, trying to protect her children, found herself in a bitter custody battle with Reza, a fight that recently turned deadly.
Sexual harassment at work is serious business: it’s against the law. You’re entitled to a safe workplace where you are treated with the same respect you afford your co-workers.
More than two weeks have passed since the federal government launched an immigration raid — the largest single-site raid in American history — against Agriprocessors in Postville, Iowa, and more stories of abuse continue to surface.