2018

Posted on January 3, 2019

  • Bet Tzedek, in collaboration with the LA City Attorney’s office and other local organizations, successfully secured over $1M in restitution for approximately 60 car wash employees who were victims of alleged wage theft. The award is believed to be the largest ever paid in restitution to car wash workers here in Los Angeles. Our Employment Rights Program has obtained nearly $40M in judgements and settlements for workers since its inception in 2001.
  • Bet Tzedek, with Irell & Manella LLP and Public Counsel, filed twin class actions lawsuits on behalf of thousands of LA County homeowners alleging financial elder abuse by two companies which with the county to operate the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which finances “green” home improvements. The lawsuit alleges the program leaves thousands of low-income, elderly, and non-English fluent residents exposed to predatory lending practices.
  • The LA LGBT Bar Association honored Bet Tzedek with its Community Service Award for our trailblazing work to promote trans-equality through our Transgender Rights Project, which has helped over 800 individuals since its inception in 2016.

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