Human Trafficking Awareness

  • 4 topics | 25m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Human trafficking - the act of exploiting a person through force, fraud or coercion - is a worldwide problem. Due to its complex nature, and the vulnerable populations it targets, it often goes unnoticed. Many of its victims don't even realize they are being exploited, often feeling shame and blaming themselves for their situation, which makes the discovery of this illegal activity very challenging. Being aware of the signs that human trafficking activity could be taking place in your community or place of employment is a starting point for dealing with this criminal act. This course addresses the mandatory training requirements for hospitality employers in California, Connecticut, and Minnesota, but is suitable for raising awareness of human trafficking in any location or workplace. These course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.


  • identify key principles about what human trafficking involves
  • recognize the types of activities that are associated with human trafficking
  • recognize the common indicators that a person may be a victim of human trafficking
  • identify the legal protections afforded to victims of human trafficking
  • identify the protocol for reporting suspicions you may have that human trafficking may be occurring in your place of employment
  • recognize the signs that could indicate human trafficking activities may be occurring in your place of employment and take appropriate action to report suspicions and concerns


  • Understanding Human Trafficking
  • Recognizing Potential Signs of Human Trafficking
  • Legal Protections & Reporting
  • Knowledge Check: Human Trafficking Awareness