Equal Justice Center - Employment Justice
The Equal Justice Center provides legal assistance to qualifying low-income individuals. We are happy to speak with you to discuss your rights in the workplace and answer your questions. If you contact us, we will provide a free and confidential screening and a licensed attorney will review your matter.
WORKER JUSTICE: (800) 853-4028
For legal assistance or questions about your rights at work, please call 800-853-4028. We will conduct a free and confidential screening.
The EJC provides direct legal representation to individuals to enforce their rights in the workplace.
Our employment law representation helps
- Working men and women who have not been paid at all for their work
- Workers who have not been paid the legal minimum wage, overtime wages, or prevailing wage rates
- Low-wage workers who have experienced workplace discrimination, including sexual harassment; and
- Working people who have suffered retaliation for speaking up about their wages or working conditions.
Employment and Sexual Assault
The EJC provides specialized employment law help to survivors of sexual assault, including victims of sexual assault in the workplace and other survivors who need their employer's accommodation, support, and protection.
The EJC's legal representation can help survivors
- Sustain stable employment
- Gain security in their workplace
- Recover compensation for injuries, and
- Hold culpable employers properly accountable.
In addition, the EJC collaborates with other service providers across Texas to provide holistic support and assistance to survivors of sexual assault. Proactively, the EJC also works to encourage employers to adopt work safety practices that prevent sexual assault in the workplace.
The EJC provides specialized employment law help to temporary foreign guest workers who are often exploited while working in the U.S. though temporary visa programs, such as the H-2B, H-2A, and J-1 programs. We also specializes in providing legal services to survivors of labor trafficking.
The Equal Justice Center serves the entire state, but has offices in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio. Click the link below to find information on all the EJC offices.