Job’o’th’Week (Experienced Edition)

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The Organization

The mission of First Shift Justice Project is to prevent family responsibilities discrimination by educating, empowering, and providing legal assistance to workers in low-wage jobs who struggle to balance work and family obligations.

The Position

First Shift seeks a full-time attorney to provide direct legal services to First Shift clients and to run its Latina Outreach Project.

Duties include counseling and representing clients to support them in asserting their rights to receive workplace accommodations and family medical leave, and to protect themselves from and seek recourse for discrimination based on pregnancy, gender, and family responsibilities.

The Staff Attorney will also conduct outreach to Spanish speaking families in D.C. The attorney will give trainings for Latinas working in low-income jobs in D.C. and their medical providers about workplace rights related to pregnancy and caregiving, as well as to other service providers who work with Latino families.

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