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Red Flags for Labor Trafficking

  • Third-party control of schedule and social interaction
  • Evidence of violence: bruising, swelling, scarring
  • Tattoos or branding
  • Inability to speak English
  • identification documents in the hands of a third party
  • Lack of knowledge about the community
  • Malnutrition, dehydration, exhaustion
  • Untreated chronic disease, dental or visual problems
  • Chronic back pain, muscle strains, cardio vascular and respiratory issues related to exposure to chemicals, serious industrial injury


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