The following are considered acts of illegal recruitment as defined by RA 8042 and are basis for filing illegal recruitment cases:
- Recruiting and charging or accepting fees without proper license or authority to recruit.
- Furnishing or publishing any false notice or information or document in relation to recruitment or employment.
- Giving any false notice, testimony, information or document or committing any act of misrepresentation for the purpose of securing license or authority under the Philippine Labor Code
- Inducing or attempting to induce a worker already employed to quit his employment in order to offer him to another.
- Influencing or attempting to influence any person or entity not to employ any worker who has not applied for employment through his agency.
- Recruiting workers in jobs harmful to public health or morality or to the dignity of the Republic of the Philippines
- Obstructing or attempting to obstruct inspection by the Secretary of Labor and Employment or by his duly authorized representative
- Substituting or altering to the prejudice of the worker, employment contracts approved and verified by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) from the time of actual signing thereof by the parties up to and including the period of the expiration of the same without the approval of the DOLE.
- Withholding or denying travel documents from applicant workers before departure for monetary or financial considerations other than those authorized under the labor code
- Failure to actually deploy worker(s) without valid reasons as determined by the Department of Labor and Employment
- Failure to reimburse expenses incurred by the worker in connection with his documentation and processing for purposes of deployment, in cases where the deployment does not actually take place without the worker’s fault.
File your complaints at:
Legal Assistance Division
Anti-Illegal Recruitment Branch, 4th Floor, POEA Building or the nearest POEA/DOLE regional office; NBI, PNP, Police Authorities in your area