Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC)
The federal agency responsible for enforcing the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (www.practicallaw.com/7-504-5735) (IRCA). The OSC is a part of the Department of Justice's (www.practicallaw.com/9-382-3397) (DOJ) Civil Rights Division.
IRCA prohibits unfair immigration-related employment practices, including:
National origin discrimination.
Over-documentation in the employment eligibility verification (Form I-9 (www.practicallaw.com/6-502-1061)) process.
IRCA's anti-discrimination provisions were enacted in coordination with the employment eligibility verification process (see Practice Note, Demonstrating the Right to Work in the United States (www.practicallaw.com/7-500-6654)). For more information on IRCA's anti-discrimination provisions, see Practice Note, Discrimination: Overview: IRCA (www.practicallaw.com/3-503-3975).