Have your civil rights been violated?

“Civil rights” are the rights of individuals to receive equal treatment (and to be free from unfair treatment or “discrimination”) in a number of settings including education, employment, housing, and more. Civil rights also includes freedom from racial discrimination, discrimination against women, sex discrimination in the workplace, and any discrimination in employment or public services and accommodations. I handle civil rights litigation on behalf of clients who have been discriminated against or been denied access to public services. I also take pride in fighting for LGBT rights and taking action to achieve equality for all our citizens.

Another violation of your civil and constitutional rights is if your employer had mandated a flu vaccine protocol which you do not agree with. If you are facing termination or have been terminated because you have refused to get a flu vaccine, your rights have been violated. 

I also represent students who have been the victims of bullying. Bullying is a form of violence. It can be physical, verbal, psychological, or sexual. Here are some examples of bullying:

  • Physical: hitting, kicking, spitting, pushing
  • Verbal: teasing, threatening, name-calling
  • Psychological: excluding someone, spreading rumors, intimidating
  • Sexual: touching, assault, exhibitionism, and many of the actions listed above

New Jersey has enacted Anti-Bullying legislation which places an affirmative duty on schools to identify and address bullying. Schools are responsible for creating safe environments for all students. They must work to prevent bullying, and they must respond to it when it happens.