FairWork has developed an overview of options where to notify complaints about exploitation, human trafficking, sexual intimidation, bad housing etc.
How can I register in the Non-residents Records Database (RNI)?
If you are moving to the Netherlands for less than 4 months, you can register as a non-resident with the Personal Records Database (BRP). To do so, register with a RNI municipality in the Non-residents Record Database. You will be given a citizen service number (BSN) once you have registered.
Report about Sexual Harassment in the workplace among Polis migrant workers in the Netherlands.
I don’t have a work contract, can I claim my rights?
Yes, you can. But only with proof.
Collect any possible evidence that you have worked in a certain place:
- If you have a smart phone, you can use Google Location History to register where you are;
- If possible, make pictures of your work place;
- Write down names of companies, bosses, collagues;
- Save all digital communication about you work (whatsapp, sms, email);
- Save all proof on paper (scedules, work instructions);
- Keep record of days and hours worked;
- Note down how much you got paid.
Female migrant workers are particularly vulnerable to sexual harassment at work. Despite the growing relevance and recognition of this problem, studies explicitly addressing sexual harassment of workers are scarce. An exploratory study has been carried out by FairWork. It highlights the situation of female Polish workers in the Netherlands. Sexual harassment is one of the signals that could indicate bad working conditions and/or labour exploitation.
Most European countries have legal provisions for victims of crime to claim compensation or to otherwise be compensated for material and non-material damages. However, even when the legal framework is in place, the rights of people who were victim of trafficking or other crime to actually seek and obtain compensation remains difficult or impossible to exercise in practice.