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New York Civil Rights Lawyers Bring Claims on Behalf of Clients

Established New York attorneys assert your fundamental rights

The American justice system is founded upon the ideal of individual liberty and the proposition that all people deserve equal protection under the law. Your civil rights are fundamental protections from an overreach of government power and certain unlawful conduct by private parties. Thompson Law, P.C. represents clients in the New York City area and throughout New York in civil rights actions, standing firm against unjust, demeaning and discriminatory practices. Our knowledgeable attorneys work diligently to investigate incidents of unlawful treatment to build an effective case for relief. Our lawyers understand the laws prohibiting discrimination and handle all types of state and federal claims.

Staunch advocates protect your constitutional rights

At our firm, our New York lawyers represent clients whose civil rights have been violated in a range of areas:

  • Interference with free speech or peaceful assembly
  • Interference with religious practices
  • Illegal searches and seizures of property
  • Police brutality
  • False arrests and unlawful imprisonment
  • Voter suppression
  • Unlawful interrogation
  • Unfair trials

We can seek injunctive relief in the form of court orders to end violations as well as monetary damages for certain types of egregious mistreatment.

Proven litigators protect your rights in the private sector

The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1965 removed many barriers to equal protection that existed due to state laws that had institutionalized discrimination. Since then, Congress has passed additional protections to outlaw discriminatory practices in the workplace. We litigate claims of discrimination related to civil rights violations based on:

  • Age (ADEA)
  • Disability (ADA)
  • Equal compensation (Title VII, EPA, Lily Ledbetter Act, FLSA)
  • Genetic information (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008)
  • National origin (Title VII)
  • Pregnancy (Title VII, FMLA)
  • Race or ethnicity (Title VII)
  • Religion (Title VII)
  • Gender (Title VII)
  • Sexual harassment (Title VII)
  • Workplace retaliation (Title VII, ADEA, ADA, EPA)

If you’ve experienced discrimination on the job, you should consult a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible. Failure to file your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within the statutory filing period may cost you the right to have your case heard.

Contact an established New York civil rights attorney for reliable advocacy

If your civil rights have been violated in New York, Thompson Law, P.C. is ready to handle your claim in state and federal courts. Contact us at 646-817-8086 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our New York office.

 

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