Latin American Labor Rights Week

GWC Takes Part in Latin American Labor Rights Week

Latin American Labor Rights WeekGWC’s Jacqueline C. Hickey and Raul V. Rodriguez represented the firm during the 13th Annual Latin American Labor Rights Week.

Annual Event Educates Workers

Latin American Labor Rights Week is a yearly event dedicated to educating Latin American workers in the Chicago area about their legal rights. The Consulate General of Mexico, the Consulate General of El Salvador, and the Consulate General of Guatemala organized the event, with participation from the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Labor, and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.

Latin American Labor Rights WeekFrom August 30th through September 3rd, 2021, Ms. Hickey and Mr. Rodriguez gave multiple presentations about workers’ compensation rights and benefits. They also participated in a Facebook Live panel discussion on “Labor Rights in the Time of COVID,” alongside Alex Perez, a business representative for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, and Martin Unzueta, the Executive Director of Chicago Community and Worker’s Rights. Later they discussed a similar subject in an interview with Fer Lopez on Rockford’s La Bamba Radio.

As experienced workers’ compensation attorneys of Latino heritage, Ms. Hickey and Mr. Rodriguez believe that Latin American Labor Rights Week provides an excellent opportunity to make workers aware of their protections under the law.

“It is always an honor to be a part of Latin American Labor Rights Week,” said Ms. Hickey, who is a Consulting Attorney (Abogado Consultor) on workers’ compensation and personal injury matters at the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago. “GWC prides itself on supporting the Latino community in the Chicagoland area.”

“This type of education is particularly important in difficult times like these,” added Mr. Rodriguez. “Workers need to know what they can do when their rights are violated, even in the face of a global pandemic.”

Committed to Protecting the Rights of Labor

Since its founding more than four decades ago, GWC Injury Lawyers LLC has been committed to protecting the rights of labor in Illinois. If you have been injured on the job, consider doing what so many others have done before you and reach out to the dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys at GWC.

With over $2 billion recovered in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients, GWC is one of the premier workers’ compensation and personal injury law firms in Illinois. No other firm is more respected – or more feared – by defense attorneys and insurance companies throughout the state. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have the experience, the determination, the resources, and the reputation necessary to help get you and your family the justice you deserve.

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney, contact GWC today. You may call our office at (312) 464-1234 or click here to chat with a representative at any time.