Legal Aid at Work launched a clinic in Antioch on Tuesday to provide legal services to low-income workers.
The latest outpost of the nonprofit's Workers' Rights Clinic was opened in partnership with Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch, a historically Black church.
"Antioch is one of the largest cities in Contra Costa County and has one of the highest populations of low-income, Black workers in California," DeCarol Davis, Legal Aid at Work's director of community legal services, said in a statement. "It has gone unseen and underserved for too long. We are trying to change that."
As with the organization's other clinics in San Francisco, San Diego, San Bernardino and Sacramento, the Antioch clinic will provide free and confidential legal help to people who believe they have been subjected to illegal conduct on the job.
The clinic will help workers with wage and hour as well as meal and rest break violations. It will also help with discrimination claims, claims related to COVID-19, unemployment compensation filings and appeals, according to a statement from the clinic.
Beth W. Mora, who represents workers at her own firm, will serve as supervising attorney with the Antioch clinic. Mora, who said she has volunteered with Legal Aid at Work for 20 years, said, "I am confident the hardworking people of Antioch, East Contra Costa County and beyond will greatly benefit from the legal aid services provided by LAAW's Workers' Rights Clinic."