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 the employee sign a receipt indicating that he is willing to pay for the broken item.

Andrew came to the EJC to receive help recovering the money he is owed, and for help to begin receiving unemployment insurance. The staff at the EJC clinic helped him draft a demand letter requesting the money he is owed. In addition, they guided him through the process of filing for unemployment insurance, then later appealing his denial of benefits.