If you are an agricultural worker who has been sexually victimized at work, there are a variety of resources available. You can call the crisis hotlines or community-based organizations listed below for counseling or support. If you would like to file a complaint against your employer, the legal aid organizations below can help. You also can call one of the state agencies listed below or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to make a claim against your employer. The crisis hotlines, legal aid and community-based organizations, and federal commission can offer assistance in Spanish.

Resources for agricultural workers facing harassment, sex abuse
Legal aid organizations
Community-based organizations
Government workplace civil rights agencies
 

Rape/sexual violence crisis hotlines and support groups

Legal aid organizations  

Community-based organizations

Government workplace civil rights agencies

Federal agencies

State agencies

Bernice Yeung is a reporter for Reveal, covering race and gender. Her work examines issues related to violence against women, labor and employment, immigration, and environmental health. Yeung was part of the national Emmy-nominated Rape in the Fields reporting team, which investigated the sexual assault of immigrant farmworkers. The project won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Yeung also was the lead reporter for the national Emmy-nominated Rape on the Night Shift team, which examined sexual violence against female janitors. That work won an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for investigative journalism, and the Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. Those projects led to ​​her first book in 2018, “In a Day's Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America's Most Vulnerable Workers.”  

A former staff writer for SF Weekly and editor at California Lawyer magazine, Yeung has had her work appear in a variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Guardian and PBS FRONTLINE. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master's degree from Fordham University, where she studied sociology with a focus on crime and justice. She was a 2015-16 Knight-Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan, where she explored ways journalists can use social science survey methods in their reporting. Yeung is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.