Claro – Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (Free clinics for consumers in NYC and Westchester)
New Economy Project – Economic Justice for all New Yorkers (Includes useful materials regarding consumer rights and debt collection such as an outline of how to file a dispute with credit reporting agencies and a sample dispute letter)
Empire Justice Center – Protecting and strengthening the legal rights of the people in NY State who are poor, disabled, or disenfranchised
Public Justice – Fighting injustice and preserving access to the courts for ordinary people
CARS – Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety activist organization
Debtors Anonymous – Offers hope for people whose use of unsecured debt causes problems and suffering in their lives and the lives of others.
For information generally about workplace rights: Workplace Fairness
For information about the federal employment laws against discrimination based on race/color, sex, age, disability, and religion, and filing an EEOC Charge: the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
For information about New York State’s laws against discrimination: the NYS Division of Human Rights
For information about New York City’s laws against discrimination: the NYC Commission on Human Rights
For information about NYS Unemployment Benefits: the NYS Department of Labor
To find an employment rights lawyer: NELA lawyer referral line
For unpaid wages: NY State Department of Labor claim for unpaid wages form
For information about paid sick leave complaints in NYC – NYC Division of Consumer Affairs
For information about occupational health complaints – OSHA (US Department of Labor)
And of course if you need to find a lawyer, you can always contact your local bar association.