Workplace Justice Project

Mobilization for Justice promotes equality among all workers, focusing on workplace health and safety, reentry to the workforce following criminal convictions, and leveling the playing field for immigrant workers.



Mobilization for Justice’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.

CALL OUR INTAKE LINE FOR HELP:  212-417-3888, MONDAY & TUESDAY, 2 pm – 5 pm

Or come to a legal clinic:
Bronx: St. Jerome’s Community Center, 330 E. 138 St., Bronx, NY 10454, 3rd Thursday, 3 pm – 5 pm (walk in or call 718-402-7866 for an appointment)
Manhattan: Office of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, 618 W. 177 St., NY, NY 10033, 2nd Thursday, 10 am – 1 pm by appointment.