EJC Welcomes New Legal Director, LaToya Bell

LaToya Bell joined EJC as the Legal Director in August 2016. Prior to joining the EJC team, LaToya developed extensive and invaluable criminal litigation experience as an Assistant Public Defender with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. During her four years with OPD, LaToya delivered solid legal representation to the under-served communities on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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EJC Worker Advocate, Perry Redd, Testifies Before D.C. Council on Housing for Returning Citizens

In mid-July, the EJC voiced support of a bill to make it more difficult for housing providers in the District to discriminate against it’s citizens returning from incarceration after serving time in jail and/or prison.  The bill introduced by Judiciary Committee Chairman Kenyan McDuffie entitled the Fair Criminal Record Screening for Housing Act of 2016,…

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Experienced Non-Profit Executive Philip Fornaci Selected as EJC’s New Executive Director

The Employment Justice Center is delighted to announce the appointment of Philip J. Fornaci, Esq. as incoming executive director. “This is a very exciting time at the Employment Justice Center,” said Board chair Omar Melehy of Melehy & Associates.  “We are rebuilding for and recommitting to the low-income workers of the DC metropolitan area.  Phil…

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New Leadership at the EJC

Although filling Barbra’s shoes won’t be easy, we are incredibly lucky to welcome Keira McNett as our Acting Executive Director. We are excited to have an Acting Executive Director who is able to continue the EJC’s proud 15-year tradition and who is already a member of the EJC family.

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Partnering with the Prince George’s County NAACP

    The EJC is excited to announce that we are expanding our workplace justice work into Prince George’s County, Maryland. We have long recognized the need for this work in the areas surrounding DC, where communities have less access to employment law services. To meet this need well, we wanted to form a partnership…

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Reflections on an Exciting Summer

    The Employment Justice Center (EJC) is unique in that it combines policy advocacy and community organizing efforts with legal services to protect worker’s rights and secure workplace justice. As part of my Summer Fellowship at EJC I not only had the opportunity to develop my legal skills in areas such as client intake,…

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Meet EJC’s Summer 2014 Law Clerks!

Citlalli Ochoa is a rising second year law student at University of California, Irvine School of Law. Citlalli is interested in pursuing a career in international humanitarian law and hopes to focus on employment issues. Prior to law school, Citlalli worked with the Economic Policy team at the Center for American Progress in Washington D.C….

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Second Employment Justice Organizer, Emma Cleveland, Joins EJC

For the past six months I have been collaborating on the Paid Sick Days and Minimum Wage campaigns as a worker organizer and today I came on board at the Employment Justice Center. It’s really exciting after those two big wins to get to be involved in making sure that these laws touch people’s lives…

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