Equal Justice Center

Introduction: What is the EJC?


EJC has offices in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio and provides services 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 and in the justice system – 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 School of Law to run the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic where UT law students get practical experience providing direct representation to workers. 

DACAAs a part of the Equal Justice Center's mission of empowering working families to obtain fair treatment in the workplace, the EJC provides legal assistance to undocumented students and graduates applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  We have helped nearly one thousand individuals across Texas obtain temporary protection from deportation and employment authorization through DACA, which allows these individuals to secure a better future for themselves and their families.  

Systemic Reform: We work for systemic reforms that strengthen employment rights and expand access to the justice system for all working people. We protect and lift up the labor and human rights of both U.S.-born workers and transnational workers in our new global labor market. We are helping develop and train the next generation of employment rights advocates – workers, students, lawyers, and community members.