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Help us put justice to work.

All workers have the right to be free from illegal treatment on the job, yet many continue to experience unlawful practices in their workplaces. The clients we represent, low-wage and working poor people, are particularly vulnerable to this type of abuse. The Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center protects and enforces the legal rights of those who are most at risk. Each year, we provide free legal information and assistance to thousands of individuals who have questions or concerns about their employment rights and the steps they can take to protect those rights. Your support will strengthen our ability to sustain these important services.

We receive no funding from the federally-funded Legal Services Corporation (LSC). Instead we depend upon the generosity of law firms, attorneys, corporations, foundations, individuals and the Legal Services Trust Fund to fund our work.

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Your donation will be used effectively and efficiently to assist poor workers through our many programs and projects. The LAS–ELC received the highest (4 star) rating from Charity Navigator and was also named by the TONIC 2009 Holiday Charity Giving Guide as one of the 20 most effective charities in the nation—and one of the top two in its “Fighting For Your Rights” category.

The Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions made to LAS–-ELC are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.