Fighting Forced Labor in Private Immigrant Detention Centers: Menocal et al v. GEO Group Inc.
Towards Justice fights to end labor trafficking whether in the form of individualized cruelty or systemic, structural coercion. In 2014, together with co-counsel, Towards Justice filed a class action lawsuit against the GEO Group, Inc. (GEO), which operates a 1,500 bed immigrant detention facility in Aurora, CO.
Fighting Wage Suppression for Childcare Workers on Au Pair Visas: Beltran, et al v. Interexchange, Inc., et al
Towards Justice attacks systemic injustices that undermine the bargaining power and working conditions of marginalized workers. In 2014, Towards Justice filed a case on behalf of a nationwide class of tens of thousands of childcare workers who worked in the U.S. on J-1 au pair visas.
Redefining Work for Caretakers: Bagoue v. Developmental Pathways
Towards Justice represents a proposed class of caretakers employed at group homes for people with disabilities who were allegedly denied pay for all hours worked and routinely denied overtime pay.
Recovering Wages for All Hours Worked: Avendano et. al v. Averus Inc. and Michael Shank
Towards Justice represented a group of workers dedicated to cleaning commercial kitchen exhaust hoods who were dramatically underpaid for their hours worked.
Preventing Careless Data Sharing from Limiting Job Prospects: Gambles, Merck & Compo v. Sterling Infosystems, Inc.
Towards Justice fights to combat the misuse of big data to harm low-wage workers. Sterling Infosystems, Inc. provides background check services to large employers, including Wal-Mart.
Fighting Systemic Wage Theft and Discrimination: Solis v. The Circle Group
Workers at SkyHouse Denver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of construction workers nationwide alleging a pattern of wage theft and discrimination at construction sites around the country.
Combating Fraud and Misclassification: Mark v. O.P.E.N. America, Inc. d/b/a OPENWORKS
Towards Justice represents Ruth Mark and a proposed class of cleaning workers employed by OpenWorks. OpenWorks is a cleaning company, but it claims not to employ cleaners.
Fighting Injustice in Guest-Worker Programs: Douglas et. al v. Yellowstone Club Operations, LLC; and Hospitality Staffing Solutions LLC:
Several of Towards Justice’s cases focus on systemic injustices in nonimmigrant guestworker programs where visas indenture workers to specific employers that far too frequently exploit their employees and defraud them with false promises of the American Dream.
Empowering Workers to Recover Earned Wages: Miles v. Ella Bliss Beauty Bar
Representing manicurist Lisa Miles, Towards Justice and co-counsel filed a class action lawsuit in Federal Court alleging that Ella Bliss Beauty Bar systematically stole employees’ wages in blatant violation of state and federal law.
Empowering Temp. Staffing Agency Workers to Recover Stolen Wages: Valverde v. Xclusive Staffing, Inc. et al
Towards Justice represents a proposed class of temporary workers employed by one of Colorado’s largest staffing companies, XClusive Staffing.