MFY’s Workplace Justice Project provides a voice in the legal system to hundreds of low-wage and immigrant workers who would be unable to access justice without our help. In collaboration with elected officials, workers’ centers and community-based organizations citywide, the Project advocates for workers’ rights, focusing especially on the problems faced by low-wage and immigrant workers and people with criminal records re-entering the labor market.
The Workplace Justice Project is committed to promoting equality among all workers. The project:
- Operates a city-wide hotline that helps hundreds of callers understand their legal rights at work.
- Launched a Workplace Safety and Health initiative in January 2017, to help workers who are injured at work or face unsafe or unhealthy job conditions.
- Includes a Reentry Project, which assists people with past criminal records who face legal barriers in attempting to re-enter the workforce. The Reentry Project focuses particularly on occupational licenses and government employment.
- Provides legal help to low-wage and immigrant workers, especially:
- People with disabilities, particularly mental health disabilities, with job discrimination and accommodation claims.
- Workers facing race or other forms of discrimination in employment.
- Prioritizes cases for immigrants (regardless of immigration status) who have experienced serious wage theft, job discrimination, or other egregious exploitation at work.