A confidential adviser is a person within an organization, with whom all employees (both volunteers and paid staff) can share confidential matters. These can relate to problems at work or personal problems.
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. Evidence shows that very few victims have the information and the means to seek compensation. Even fewer actually receive a compensation payment.