In the Courtroom

Our litigators help workers advance legal claims that address systemic injustice. We use antitrust, anti-slavery, fraud, wage-and-hour, and common-law challenges to address…

In the Halls of Power

Towards Justice strategically engages with policy makers and public officials on issues that affect worker power and enforcement of workplace protections. That work can involve…

In the Community

While our litigators seek back wages, fight forced labor, and combat fraud, our team also engages with low-wage workers to understand their challenges and the creative…

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Who We Are

Towards Justice is a nonprofit law firm that seeks to advance economic justice through impact litigation, strategic policy advocacy, and capacity building. We were founded in response to the high volume of wage theft complaints that were not being addressed in Colorado, but quickly broadened our scope to take on cases that dismantle the power imbalances that undermine the value of work and diminish worker rights.

Support Us

Towards Justice is a nonprofit law firm interested in creating economic justice through impact litigation. We were founded in response to the high volume of wage theft complaints that were not being addressed in Colorado, but quickly broadened our scope to take on cases that dismantle the power imbalances that undermine the value of work and diminish worker rights.

Get Help

Not paid for work? Have your rights been ignored? Towards Justice may be able to help.

Bending the Arc

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” At Towards Justice, we stand on the shoulders of the workers, organizers, advocates, and leaders who have fought for a more just world. We strive to do our part to continue bending the arc towards justice.

Fixing the Problem

Our society is plagued by asymmetries in bargaining power that allow some to profit tremendously off others. The people who lose out—disproportionally immigrants and people of color—are victims of rampant wage theft, fraud, anticompetitive conduct, and other injustices that undermine economic mobility. At bottom, too many people don’t have the power and resources to obtain fair treatment in the marketplace. Together, we seek to upend these injustices.

Our Cases

Fighting for Justice in the Courtroom

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.

Protecting Workers with Disabilities from Exploitation: Dugan et. al v. Adelante Development Center, Inc.

Towards Justice filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of New Mexico workers with physical and intellectual disabilities who are employed in “sheltered workshops.”