October 2013, Kav LaOved

Non-Enforcement of the Law on Israeli Employers in the Occupied Territories: A selective list of Israeli companies violating Palestinian workers’ rights

While a small group of Palestinian workers recently received confirmation from the Jerusalem Regional Court that their rights are protected under Israeli labor law, the Ministry of Economy fails to proactively prevent such abuses.

Kav LaOved has published a new report describing this situation, including a selective list of Israeli companies in the Occupied Territories which have been sued by their Palestinian employees in recent years. The Even Bar case court victory described above was an important step in the right direction, but only compensates an extremely small fraction of the Palestinians caught in this unjust system.

In producing this report, Kav LaOved hopes that the information published herein as an act of civil enforcement will lead to enhancement of enforcement by the state and stop the exploitation of Palestinian workers, which constitutes a fundamental role in the economy of the occupation.