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Founded on Labor Day 2000, the mission of the EJC is to secure, protect and promote workplace justice in the D.C. metropolitan area. Each year, the Employment Justice Center (EJC) directly serves thousands of low-wage workers through our advocacy, education and legal services programs, and hundreds of thousands are served indirectly. Through a combination of strategies, including legal services, education, policy advocacy and community organizing, the EJC works to protect the rights of low-wage workers, focusing on particularly vulnerable populations. The gateway of the EJC’s work is our Workers’ Rights Clinic, which primarily serves African American, Latino and immigrant workers in the Anacostia and Shaw communities and through community partnerships in other parts of the city. The EJC gives legal advice and assistance to low-income workers with employment law problems at these free, walk-in Workers’ Rights Clinics, provides legal representation in employment law cases, and reaches out to workers in the community to educate them about their rights and responsibilities on the job. The EJC seeks to integrate our legal and advocacy work in a “community lawyer” model. EJC has achieved many important legislative victories for workers in the District of Columbia including raising the minimum wage, guaranteeing paid sick and safe days, establishing a living wage for city contractors, improving enforcement of wage and hour laws and reforming DC’s workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation systems. Since our founding on Labor Day 2000, the EJC has also provided free legal advice, know your rights trainings, and assistance to more than 11,000 low-income workers with employment law problems and obtained awards totaling more than $7.5 million in back pay and damages for workers. The EJC legal, advocacy and community organizing staff work together to develop strategies to address systemic issues as well as individual cases and collective actions.
The EJC is an equal employment opportunity employer and will hire without regard to applicants’ race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial responsibilities, marital status, veterans status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, receipt of public benefits, or any other characteristic that is protected under D.C. or federal law.
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