The only organization in the District providing free and comprehensive employment law services to the working poor – low-income workers, minority workers, domestic violence victims, and immigrant workers – the Employment Justice Center answers an important call. Dedicated to securing, protecting, and promoting workplace justice, EJC has provided legal advice and representation to more than 10,000 workers since its founding. Workers’ Rights Clinics in Southeast and Northwest are open to all low-income workers in the region and many become their own advocates with the right advice and guidance. Others are more vulnerable because of language barriers and immigration status, so EJC steps in to litigate their cases in-house or in partnership with private attorneys – making sure they receive lost wages, overtime compensation, or the benefits they have earned. EJC also identifies issues for systemic reform, making sure that the rules, and the rule makers, are fair. Recipient of the American Bar Association's Public Service Award, EJC is a voice for justice, and progress: you can be too.
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