Civil Rights/Constitutional Claims

image_civil-rights-claimsSchorr & Associates has had many successful outcomes and victories in civil rights claims and constitutional claims in NJ and legal victories in the Federal and Appellate Courts, including Stomel v. Camden. The New Jersey Civil Rights Act, N.J.S.A. 10:6-2 et seq., provides protection for public employees who suffer retaliation for speaking their minds or blowing the whistle on matters of public and political interest and importance. Often, such free speech is protected by the First Amendment. Federal law provides similar protection via “1983 claims” (42 USC 1983). These Constitutional protection laws provide many of the same remedies afforded by anti- discrimination laws, including compensation and reinstatement.

State and Federal Civil Rights law also protects citizens including students, prisoners, and other members of the public from actions taken by public officials acting “under color of law” who violate their Constitutional rights. An attorney can advise you as to whether your claim qualifies for Civil Rights protection.

Alan H. Schorr, a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, also frequently lectures on civil rights matters and has written published articles on the subject. Many of these cases are handled on a contingent fee basis (no fee unless recovery). Please call or e-mail now for a free initial telephone consultation.

 

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