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Equal Justice Center (EJC)

http://www.equaljusticecenter.org/

Overview

  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
  • Staff6-25
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2001
The EJC is a non-profit law firm and employment justice organization which empowers low-income families, workers, and communities to achieve fair treatment in the workplace, in the justice system, and in their shared society – regardless of immigration status.   They provide legal representation that enables working men and women to recover unpaid wages and combat other basic injustices they encounter in their work.  They work for systemic reforms that strengthen employment rights, advance fair immigration reform, and expand access to the justice system for all working people. They protect and lift up the labor and human rights of both U.S.-born workers and transnational workers in their new global labor market.  They help young undocumented students and graduates who have grown up in the U.S. secure work authorization, protection against deportation, and new freedom through DACA (Deferrred Action for Childhood Arrivals).  They  develop and train the next generation of employment justice advocates – workers, students, lawyers, and community members. EJC has offices in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio and provides legal help and advocacy throughout the State of Texas. Employment Justice: The Equal Justice Center (EJC) is a non-profit law firm and employment justice organization which empowers low-income families, workers, and communities to achieve fair treatment in the workplace, in the justice system, and in their shared society – regardless of immigration status.  Since 2001, the EJC has provided legal representation that enables working men and women to recover unpaid wages and combat other basic injustices they encounter in their work.   Transnational Worker Rights Clinic: Since 2004, EJC has partnered with the University of Texas Law School to operate the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic where Texas Law students get practical experience providing direct legal representation to low-wage transnational and immigrant workers.  DACAAs a part of the Equal Justice Center's mission of empowering working families to obtain fair treatment in the workplace and society, the EJC provides legal assistance to undocumented students and graduates applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  They have helped well over a thousand individuals across Texas obtain temporary protection from deportation and employment authorization through DACA, which allows these young people to secure better jobs and earnings and a better future for themselves and their families.   Systemic Reform:  The EJC works for policy changes and systemic reforms that strengthen employment rights and expand access to the justice system for all working people. They protect and lift up the labor and human rights of both U.S.-born workers and transnational workers in their new global labor market. The EJC is also helping develop and train the next generation of employment rights advocates – workers, students, lawyers, and community members.

Contact Equal Justice Center (EJC)

Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Austin
  • 510 S. Congress Ave.