The Workers’ Rights Clinic provides free legal information and assistance to low-income workers with employment-related issues. Legal Aid at Work trains and supervises students who conduct client interviews and, after consultation with clinic coordinators, provide counseling, legal information, and referrals to low-income workers on a full range of employment-related problems.
The Clinic operates two evenings per week. In addition to client interviewing, advice and referral, students may provide limited follow-up including drafting letters and administrative complaints or representing workers at administrative hearings under the supervision of attorneys from Legal Aid at Work. Students encounter a wide range of employment-related issues including: employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, workplace harassment, unpaid wages and benefits, privacy issues (e.g., drug testing), whistle-blowing, health and safety concerns, denial of unemployment compensation and workers’ compensation questions.