Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Employment and Workplace Issues

Employment and the Workplace issues
including wage and hour, discrimination and retaliation

Advancing Justice-LA provides legal services to individuals who are experiencing problems in employment and in the workplace, including wage-and-hour, discrimination, and retaliation issues.

We may be able to assist you if:

  • Your employer has not properly paid you for your work,

  • Your employer has treated you differently than other workers because of your race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or another characteristic, or

  • Your employer has fired you, reduced your hours, or otherwise treated you poorly because you stood up for your rights or the rights of others in the workplace.

Please call our legal hotlines if you need legal help for any of these problems.


Highlights of Our Work

A port truck driver speaking at a press conference in February 2014 prior to a court hearing considering whether coerced waivers can keep Latino and Korean port drivers out of a class action lawsuit filed by Advancing Justice-LA and the Wage Justice Center to recover stolen wages.

In 2013, Advancing Justice-LA joined the Wage Justice Center in representing a class of more than 400 Latino and Korean port truck drivers that had been misclassified as independent contractors by a family of related corporate entities that stole millions of dollars from them. The drivers worked up to 16 hours a day, six days a week for poverty wages, which took a tremendous toll on their health and family relationships. The port trucking enterprise used corporate shell games and a bankruptcy filing to escape responsibility for paying drivers their hard-earned wages, but we doggedly followed them into bankruptcy court and used novel theories to hold the asset-bearing companies responsible. The case settled for $5 million and sent a strong message to port trucking companies that they cannot profit on the backs of their drivers and use bankruptcy to escape their debts to drivers.



Need legal help? Call 888.349.9695



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Our helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: discrimination, family, immigration, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
中文: 800.520.2356
한글: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ภาษาไทย: 800.914.9583
Tiếng Việt: 714.477.2958


Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.