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Red flags and indicators of human trafficking for forced labour

Employees and temporary staff who are subjected to human trafficking for forced labour are often silent about their actual situation due to threats or fear of reprisals. Critical conditions are thus more likely to be revealed by others such as authorities, alert employers, trade unions or ordinary citizens.

It is often impossible to gain a full picture of whether a person is being subjected to human trafficking for forced labour. You therefore have to act on the immediate facts, a sense that 'something is wrong' and on information emerging through observations or conversations with employees or others at the workplace.

Below is a list of `red warning flags´ which may be indicators of human trafficking for forced labour. If several of these indicators are recognised in connection with a work situation involving the company (for example through subcontractors), the conditions should be investigated further, and The Danish Center against Human Trafficking Center should be contacted as well as the local police.

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We had to build a very strong control system to make sure that the people we have hired have their own identity and freedom so they are not subject of traffickers
Director of larger cleaning company

We lost about 25% of our turnover since there were a particularly hard press campaign on ... .but we have cleaned up and made it so consistently that we have restored the turnover we had lost 

Director of larger cleaning company

last modified Jun 14, 2015