Can I Sue My Boss If I’m Undocumented?
In a single word: Yes! Sí. Oui. Ja. A million times, YES! You can sue your boss if you’re undocumented.
At DCWageLaw, we understand that this is a scary time for undocumented immigrants of all kinds. And we understand how certain employers take advantage of this fear to keep undocumented immigrants from pursuing their rights to be paid properly and justly.
What you have to remember is: in America, everyone is equal before the law. And almost all the laws that deal with wages do not treat undocumented immigrants differently than anyone else. It does not matter who is president—Obama or Trump—the law is the law.
We want to emphasize this point, so we will say it LOUD AND CLEAR:
- If you are an undocumented immigrant, you are still entitled to the minimum wage.
- If you are an undocumented immigrant, you are still entitled to overtime wages.
- If you are an undocumented immigrant, you are still entitled to be paid for all of the time that you work.
- If you are an undocumented immigrant, your boss can’t steal your wages.
In fact, at DCWageLaw, we don’t even ask our clients if they are documented or undocumented. Why? Because it’s simply not relevant to your right to be paid properly.
In short: whether you’re documented or undocumented, English- or Spanish-speaking, prefer Real Madrid C.F. or F.C. Barcelona, feel free to contact us for a free case evaluation!