Civil Rights Litigation
Civil rights laws guarantee rights for individuals to receive equal treatment and prohibits discrimination in a number of settings, including education, employment, housing, lending, voting, and more. These cases are often emotionally charged and deeply personal, which is why we take the time to get to know each of our clients on a personal level and understand their unique circumstances. We approach each case with a strategic and aggressive mindset, leveraging our knowledge of the law and our extensive network of resources to fight for our clients' rights.
At Justly Prudent, we are committed to fighting for justice and equality in all areas of the law, particularly when it comes to civil rights. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can assist you in your pursuit of justice.
Civil Rights Practice Areas
Local, state, and federal laws prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, educations, public accommodations, and federally assisted programs based upon a person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, military service, age, national origin, or other legally protected status. We help those who have been victimized by unlawful discrimination obtain the justice they deserve. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can assist you in your pursuit of justice.
Local, state, and federal laws prohibit employers from retaliating against an employee who either makes a complaint about discrimination, participates in an employment discrimination proceeding, reasonably opposes discrimination, or engages in another legal protected activity. Contact us to discuss your specific situation and legal needs.
Hostile Work Environment
Employers can face liability for engaging in activity, or failing to eliminate activity, that creates a hostile work environment for an employee on the basis of that employee's gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or other legally protected status. Importantly, the challenged conduct generally has to be severe and pervasive such that it would shock the conscious of a reasonable person. Contact us to discuss your specific situation and legal needs.
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects the job rights of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment positions to carryout military service obligations. USERRA also prohibits employers from discriminating against past and present members of the uniformed services, and applicants to the uniformed services.
Section 1981 Litigation
Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or ethnicity when making and enforcing contracts. The law applies to all private employers and labor organizations, but not the federal government. We help vindicate the rights of clients who have sustained significant financial harm due to racially discriminatory practices in the enforcement and negotiations of contracts. Contact us today to discuss your specific situation and legal needs.
Wage & Hour Litigation
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, and recordkeeping standards for full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and the government. The FLSA generally requires that employers: (1) pay nonexempt workers on a regularly scheduled payday for all hours worked in a single pay period; (2) pay nonexempt workers time-and-a-half for any hours worked over 40 during a single pay period; and (3) only deduct from employee wages the amounts that are legally required (e.g., taxes) or those amounts the employee expressly consented to in writing. Additionally, the FLSA prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who engages in certain protected activity. We help current and former employees recover the full amount of wages they’re entitled to receive under the law. Contact us to your specific wage or retaliation matter with a knowledgeable legal representative.