Civil Rights Law, Civil Liberties Law, and Human Rights Law
The Chander Law Firm is committed to preserving the civil rights and civil liberties of individuals through individual and class action litigation.
The firm assists individuals in all aspects of civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights litigation. If you have questions regarding a civil rights claim, contact us today. You can learn more about our civil rights practice below.
The Chander Law Firm assists clients with employment discrimination claims. In connection with our Labor & Employment practice, the firm represents clients employment discrimination claims including by not limited to those arising out of:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq.) - protecting against discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) (42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq.) - protecting the disabled against discrimination by private employers
- Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. §§ 793 and 794) - prohibiting discrimination against the disabled applying to to private entities who receive government contracts or federal financial assistance
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) (29 U.S.C.A. §§ 621 et seq.) - protecting against discrimination based on age for individuals who are at least 40
- Equal Pay Act of 1963 (29 U.S.C.A. § 206(d)(1)) - prohibiting employers from discriminating in the payment of wages on the basis of sex
- Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) (29 U.S.C.A. § 2601 et seq.) - allowing employees to take reasonable leave for medical reasons, for the birth or adoption of a child, and for the care of a child, spouse, or parent who has a serious health condition
- Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices (8. U.S.C. § 1324b) - prohibiting discrimination in the hiring, recruitment, and discharge of an employee on the basis of national origin or or citizenship status
Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation
The Chander Law Firm represents individuals in claims of discrimination in places of public accommodation (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000a et. seq.). Claims for discrimination in places of public accommodation arise when an individual is denied service or treated differently by a business in the stream of interstate commerce, such as a hotel, restaurant, or transportation provider, on the basis of race, color, or national origin.
A rise in public accommodation claims has occurred with the increase in anti-immigration sentiments in the United States. Often people who are perceived to be Muslim or Hispanic receive desperate treatment by providers of goods and services. This is especially true in the transportation, like the airline and bus industries.
Public accommodation claims may intersect other areas of practice, including personal injury law, for claims of intentional torts such as false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Police Misconduct, Racial Profiling, and Deprivation of Rights
The Chander Law Firm also represents individuals whose civil rights have been violated by public officials and law enforcement officers. Actions against the government for violations of civil rights arise under a variety of statutes including 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the federal and state Tort Claims Act, and other statutes.
Not every valid claim for government violation of civil rights warrants seeking damages. The Chander Law Firm will evaluate your claim to make a determination as to whether the firm is willing to pursue the claim.
Special Emphasis on National Origin and Citizenship
The Chander Law Firm places a special emphasis on cases of discrimination based on national origin and citizenship. United States citizenship is one of our most cherished privileges. With the increase of anti-immigration sentiments, United States citizens are often treated as aliens by the government based solely on perceived race or national origin. United States citizens are also often discriminated against by employers. Many employers may refuse to hire a United States citizen on the presumption that the citizen's name appears foreign. Employers may also refuse to hire United States citizen employees in favor of cheaper foreign national workers. If your rights have as a citizen have been infringed because of discrimination on the basis of your race or national origin, contact the law firm for representation.
Human Rights Law
In connection with our Immigration Law practice, The Chander Law Firm provides representation in human rights cases, including Asylum, Convention Against Torture (CAT), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), human trafficking (T visas), and victims of crime (U visas) cases.
Other Civil Rights Actions
The Chander Law Firm can assist client in a variety of other areas of civil rights law, including housing discrimination and election law. If you have a potential civil rights claim, contact The Chander Law Firm today.