Jordyn Rystrom Emmert

  • Hosted by Equal Justice Center
  • Sponsored by Disaster Recovery Legal Corps
  • Service location Houston, Texas
  • Law school Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • Issue area Disaster Recovery
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

The Project

Jordyn Emmert is a 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellow serving in the Disaster Recovery Legal Corps.

Jordyn’s project focuses on plaintiff’s employment litigation practice in federal and state courts to enforce: federal and state wage rights, protections against employment discrimination (including especially workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault); employment contract rights; and legal protections against employer retaliation, labor trafficking, and exploitation of immigrant workers – all regardless of their immigration status. Her project is designed to meet the needs of the underserved community in Houston that was impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Together with local labor rights organizations, and immigrant rights groups, Jordyn engages community partners to encourage clients to pursue their claims.

Prior to joining the DRLC, Jordyn was a Fellow with Tahirih Justice Center, where she spent the last year representing immigrant women and girls fleeing gender based violence. Jordyn also previously clerked for the Honorable Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield in the Harris County District Court 165. She is licensed in both the state of Texas and the Southern District of Texas and is able to represent clients in both state and federal court. Jordyn holds a B.A. in Spanish from Eastern University and graduated from Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

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