Equal Justice Center

Employment Justice

EJC has offices in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio and provides services throughout the State of Texas.  The EJC fights to ensure that all workers can enforce their basic rights in the workplace, and works to empower working families in Texas to achieve fair treatment in the justice system.

Legal Action to Support Workers’ Rights

EJC provides direct legal representation to individuals to enforce their rights in the workplace. Through our work, we have shown workers that they can access the justice system and enforce their basic employment rights at work, regardless of their immigration status. Since 2003, the EJC has helped low-income working men and women recover over $8,000,000.00 in unpaid wages.

The Equal Justice Center has launched a program to provide legal services to survivors of sexual assault to recover compensation and gain security in the workplace. Additionally, the EJC works with other service providers in Texas to provide assistance to survivors of sexual assault and works to have employers adopt practices that prevent sexual assault in the workplace.  

The EJC also focuses on providing legal services to guest workers that work in the U.S. though temporary visa programs, such as the H-2B, H-2A, and J-1 programs. The EJC also specializes in providing services to survivors of labor trafficking

Workers’ Rights Education

We work closely with our clients, so that they will learn how to be strong advocates for their own workplace rights, how to use the legal system more effectively, how to advocate collectively with other workers and organizations, and how to teach these skills to others.

We conduct employment rights education programs that empower low-income working people with knowledge about their rights and how to enforce those rights safely and effectively.