Towards Justice

 
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Mile High United Way Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of AgencySupports workers who have experienced wage theft. Conducts a free and confidential legal intake for workers. Each intake is reviewed by a team of Attorneys. If wage theft is found to have taken place, Towards Justice works to connect the worker with someone who can help them recover their wages, whether it is an attorney, just wages navigators or another community organization.
MissionTowards Justice defends economic stability for working families by providing direct legal services to low-wage workers, facilitating access to justice in wage theft cases, and strengthening state and municipal worker protections.
HistoryTowards Justice was founded in January 2014 by Alex Hood, an entrepreneurial attorney committed to advancing immigrant workers' rights in Colorado. After years representing immigrants in a variety of civil matters, Alex honed in on wage theft, where low-wage workers had particular difficulty finding legal representation. While not a household concept, wage theft is a rampant, under-reported, and under-policed problem that disproportionately impacts immigrant workers. The Colorado Fiscal Institute estimates $750 million in earned wages stolen from Colorado workers annually; and the US Wage and Hour Administrator admitted that the U.S. Department of Labor is not able to enforce the law everywhere on their own. Organizations like Towards Justice make worker protections for at risk immigrant populations in Colorado effective in real life.

Towards Justice initially took on cases for individual low-income workers who had been exploited by their employers. Since May 2014, Towards Justice has focused on addressing systemic problems impacting our community's most vulnerable populations by representing large groups of employees through class and collective action litigation. Meanwhile, Towards Justice has expanded its work as an access to justice clearinghouse for wage theft victims and as an educational resource for the community. Towards Justice's efforts to address the legal concerns of individuals in need continues through in-person and telephone intake services.
LocationDenver County
Geographic AreaStatewide
Facility/ADA AccessLimited, call for specific information
Intake ProcedureCall for more information.
Intake RequirementsCall to set up an appointment. Intakes take approximately 15-20 minutes.
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityWorkers who believe they have not been paid correctly. Payment errors such as:
- Not paid overtime
- Incorrect deduction
- Not paid at all
- Not paid minimum wage
- Pay check seems low or incorrect
 
Availability
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 11410 High St
Physical Site Address 2Ste 300
Physical Site City, State, ZipDenver, CO 80218
Main Phone(720) 441-2236
Fax(303) 957-2289
Emailinfo@towardsjustice.org
Web Addresshttp://www.towardsjustice.org/
 
Additional Information
SourceMHUW
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Towards Justice
Affiliated Programs: Towards Justice
Affiliated Services: Legal Support - Towards Justice