EJC Welcomes New Executive Director

The EJC is excited to announce that Barbra Kavanaugh Esq. has been named Executive Director of The DC Employment Justice Center.   Following a methodical and thorough search process, the search committee — comprised of members of the board 888 casino online and community leaders — enthusiastically selected Barbra to lead The EJC”s ongoing efforts…

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Carolina’s Story

“I just want to say that I’m very grateful to E.J.C. for all of the advice and the support they’ve given me.” -Carolina When the owner of the company she worked at started to sexually harass her, Carolina tried to protect herself by telling her coworkers, but nobody had the power to stop him.  When…

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Andrew’s Story

“I’m here because my job wouldn’t give me my pay stubs and they were taking money out of my check without my knowledge” -Andrew Andrew works in construction, and his specialty is glass. One of his previous employers automatically deducted anything Andrew broke out of his paycheck. This practice is illegal unless the employer has…

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Workers’ Rights Manual Available Now

The 5th edition of the Employment Justice Center’s Workers’ Rights Manual is a comprehensive guide to employment law in the District of Columbia, with additional information on Maryland and Virginia law.  Chapters include: wage and hour, unemployment compensation, FMLA, discrimination, sexual harassment, workers’ compensation, OSHA, criminal records as a barrier to employment, and more! Purchase…

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EJC in the News: Community Organizing in the Nation’s Capital

District of Columbia residents fare worse in almost every major economic and social indicator than the rest of the general population. The Hill-Snowdon Foundation commits resources to strengthening the practice and culture of community organizing in the region. Article Link

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Sandra’s Story

“Had it not been for the help that I received from E.J.C., I [have] no idea as to where I would be at this time.” Sandra was injured on the job through no fault of her own and then denied workers’ compensation benefits.  She came to the EJC looking for help with her case.  She…

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Edna’s Story

“I have found E.J.C. to be very effective in helping the community in seeking employment [and] defending rights of those who could not defend for themselves.” -Edna Having been injured on the job in 1995 and again in 2002, Edna has experienced a long and difficult road of seeking disability compensation and returning to work….

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