For workers that need help with employment law problems, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee holds a Workers’ Rights Clinic where low-income workers can have one-on-one consultation with a trained Intake Volunteer who will provide legal advice and assistance with brief services, under the supervision of an experienced employment law attorney.
We cover all areas of employment law at the clinic, including:
- unpaid wages,
- unpaid overtime,
- family and medical leave act (FMLA) violations,
- unemployment compensation,
- workers’ compensation,
- unlawful discrimination and harassment, and
- wrongful termination.
The Washington Lawyers’ Committee volunteers and staff are able to help a worker at the clinic by providing legal advice, assisting with writing a letter to or filing a complaint with the appropriate agency or their supervisor, and/or coaching the worker on the next steps to be taken in litigation. After the clinic, each case is screened by a Washington Lawyers’ Committee attorney. In a small percentage of cases, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee is able to refer a worker to an attorney or to take a case for representation. If a worker’s case is selected for potential representation, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee will notify the worker.