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:

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) .

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