In Washtenaw County, we care for our neighbors. And when someone hurts our neighbors, it hurts all of us. Whether that harm is physical or financial, the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office stands ready to hold those who do harm accountable.
In December of 2021, the Prosecutor’s Office announced the creation of a new unit that focuses on economic justice. “Economic justice” means many things. But at its core, it means ensuring that everybody is responsible for imposing unlawful financial or economic harm. Whether it’s businesses stealing money from employees, scam artists targeting Washtenaw County residents, or labor trafficking, the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office stands ready to hold those who unlawfully impose economic harm accountable.
The Economic Justice Unit is responsible for the following subject areas, among others:
Worker Protection (including wage theft, labor misclassification, and dangerous working conditions)