The new Migrant Employment Legal Service (MELS) is available for migrant workers across NSW.
The Inner City Legal Centre, Kingsford Legal Centre, Marrickville Legal Centre and Redfern Legal Centre established the service together to address the employment exploitation of migrant workers. Common workplace complaints include underpayment and non-payment of wages, bullying and sexual harassment. Migrant workers experiencing these problems can face unique challenges when seeking help.
As well as providing free legal advice and representation, MELS delivers outreach and education to support communities with culturally appropriate information on a range of employment-related matters.
The Migrant Employment Legal Service can be contacted on 02 8002 1203, Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm.