For more than 130 years, Labor Day has been a national holiday to honor the achievements and contributions of working men and women. While working conditions have improved and rights for workers have become embodied in law, fairness in the workplace remains elusive for far too many.
At the Washington Lawyers’ Committee, we work every day to bring justice to the workplace. Read below about how we partnered with Arnold & Porter to represent Doris Garcia Hernandez, who was fired from her position as a line worker in a Chipotle restaurant when she had to take leave for a prenatal appointment. We are all humbled by her courage to stand up for her rights and to give voice to low-wage workers who often lack recourse.
Thank you for standing with us, and with Ms. Hernandez.
Executive Director, Washington Lawyers' Committee