A civil right is a privilege or right enforceable by law that, if violated, can result in an injury claim. Although most commonly thought of as protection against racial, sexual, or age discrimination, civil rights laws cover an array of complex issues including the right to peaceful protest, the right to a fair trial, and the right to vote. Civil rights cases can be extremely complicated. Retaining one of our New Jersey civil rights attorneys means your case will have the advantage of an attorney with extensive trial experience and the expertise and fortitude to effectively represent you.
Police Brutality/Excessive Force
We trust police officers to display good judgment and use their authority to protect our communities. Occasionally, however, members of law enforcement will abuse their power and exhibit behavior that is excessively brutal or violent. The law requires that police officers use only enough physical force to gain control of a situation. When an officer oversteps the boundaries of the law, citizens have the right to hold them responsible for their actions. If your civil rights have been violated by a police officer, the attorneys at Winegar, Wilhelm, Glynn & Roemersma will defend your rights and work tirelessly to ensure that you receive a favorable outcome.
Schools are responsible for taking necessary measures to control known, dangerous students and maintaining a safe campus. When preventable or reoccurring violent behavior erupts on school grounds, the school or school district may be partially to blame. School violence can take various forms - it can occur when a student uses a weapon at school, makes threats, or simply displays some type of aggressive behavior. Though these actions vary in severity, they all may disrupt the learning process and make other students feel uncomfortable or afraid to go to school.
Winegar, Wilhelm, Glynn & Roemersma is committed to representing students exposed to preventable school violence. If your child was injured or emotionally traumatized due to school violence, contact our firm today. We will evaluate the school in question to determine if it took necessary measures to protect students from violent behavior.
If you were recently laid off or fired and believe that you lost your job for an unlawful reason, you may be able to take legal action against your former employer. In order to win a case against your employer, it will be necessary to prove that your termination was "wrongful."
Illegal reasons for firing/laying off an employee include:
- Firing as a form of discrimination
- Firing that violates oral or written employment agreements
- Firing in violation of labor laws
- Firing as a form of retaliation against the employee for filing a complaint or claim against the employer
Knowledgeable in both federal civil rights and Pennsylvania and New Jersey employment laws, our attorneys have a reputation for being driven, aggressive lawyers with a profound dedication to protecting the rights of their clients. If you believe you were illegally terminated,contact our New Jersey civil rights and employment law attorneys today so we can begin reviewing your case.
Workplace discrimination is illegal and unjustifiable.
When prospective or current employees face discrimination based upon their gender, age, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation, they are entitled to take legal action.
Some workers may also face lifestyle discrimination. For instance, a workplace may refuse to offer jobs to smokers or overweight job candidates due to the rising cost of health insurance.
If you have faced any form of discrimination, please contact our firm immediately. Our civil rights and employment law attorneys have successfully represented victims of discrimination throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, using their extensive knowledge of civil rights and employment law, as well as their exceptional trial experience,
to guarantee that your rights remain protected. Even if your case does not go to trial, you still need a skilled attorney who will ensure that you receive the best settlement possible.
All employees deserve to be treated with respect by co-workers and superiors, regardless of their race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation.
Harassment at work can greatly interfere with productivity, result in withholding job benefits, create a hostile work environment, and negatively impact an employee's emotional well-being.
If you feel you are being harassed, threatened, or have suffered discrimination of any kind, you do not have to cope with it on your own. Contact the civil rights and employment law attorneys at Winegar, Wilhelm, Glynn & Roemersma, serving victims of harassment across New Jersey and Pennsylvania today so that we can begin investigating your case immediately.