Migrant and seasonal farmworkers are one of the most isolated and vulnerable population groups in the United States. Not only is the nature of their work exhausting and dangerous, but many times, the workers face other challenges, like cultural and language barriers and limited access to legal, health, and educational services. Female farmworkers are particularly vulnerable to the many risks seasonal and migrant farmworkers face, with the additional challenge of having limited forms of legal relief. By giving an overview of current labor laws and presenting the main risks female farmworkers face, this article will demonstrate that labor laws and safety regulations today are insufficient to adequately protect female farmworkers and remedy the risks that they face.
The Invisibility of Female Farmworkers: How Current Workers' Rights Legislation Fails to Adequately Protect Female Farmworkers and Exposes Them to Serious Health and Safety Risks,
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