Severe forms of labour exploitation: allowing victims of severe forms of labour exploitation to have access to justice in EU Member State – Ad hoc information request Belgium (FRANET)
Severe forms of labour exploitation: allowing victims of severe forms of labour exploitation to have access to justice in EU Member State – Ad hoc information request Ireland (FRANET)
This project was comprised of desk research covering legal and institutional questions that relate to severe forms of labour exploitation. The study was part of a wider legal and social fieldwork project relating to severe forms of labour exploitation by the FRA. The project included an update of a legal study carried out in 2013, noting any recent legislative developments, recent court decisions that shed light on the overlaps of and differences between trafficking, forced labour and severe labour exploitation, important changes in the organisational set-up in Belgium and Ireland (in particular as concerns institutions monitoring the rights of workers), support services available to victims of severe labour exploitation, or law enforcement. It also included new research on the following areas: Criminal liability of legal persons; back payments made by employers or their contractors, complaints by migrant workers; exploitation by subcontractors; exclusion from the entitlement to subsidies; exclusion from participation in procurement procedures; closure of an establishment and withdrawal of a licence.