Raising Awareness for Anti Slavery Day

Every year, Anti Slavery day happens on October 18th to raise awareness of modern slavery. As part of that, we are sharing some things to look out for and who you can call to get help.

Tip one

Help is available. If anything doesn’t seem right at work - speak to someone.

Call the Modern Slavery Helpline: 08000 121 700 

If something at work doesn’t seem right, like your pay, hours or how you are treated, there is advice and support out there for you.

Speak to a professional you trust or call the modern slavery helpline for advice and support. Alternatively, you can contact the Citizens Advice Bureau or ACAS for more information about your rights at work.

Tip Two

You deserve to be treated with respect and dignity at work.

You or your loved ones should never be subject to violence or threats from your employer. Your place of work, or anywhere work requires you to stay, should be safe, clean and appropriate. If you are being mistreated in this way, support is available.

Speak to someone you trust for support and call the modern slavery helpline on 08000 121 700.

Tip Three

Remember, if a job seems too good to be true - it probably is.

If someone, even a friend or someone you know, offers you a fantastic deal like an amazing job, or very high pay, this might not be trustworthy.

Don’t believe everything you hear. Check the job is real by speaking to a professional you trust or by calling Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Tip Four

Your employer should never control you, your money or accounts or your personal documents or belongings, such as your passport.

No one deserves to be controlled and it should be safe and easy to leave a job. If you feel controlled by your employer or you are worried about leaving, seek support from a professional you trust and contact the modern slavery helpline on 08000 121 700.

Tip Five

You should always be paid at least the minimum wage of £8.91 an hour.

Jobs that pay you less than this, or that pay you nothing, are not legal or fair. These may be cash-in-hand jobs or jobs that pay in things other than money, like food.

If this is happening, get support from a professional you trust and talk to the modern slavery helpline on 08000 121 700.

 

 

 

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