The American system is founded upon ideals of individual liberty and the proposition that all people are equal and deserve equal protection under the law. Your civil rights are fundamental protections from an overreach of government power and certain unlawful conduct by private parties. Barker, Gelfand, James & Sarvas, P.C. stands firm against unjust, demeaning and discriminatory practices. Our knowledgeable attorneys work diligently to investigate incidents of unlawful treatment to build an effective case for relief. With more than 75 years of combined legal experience, our lawyers thoroughly understand the laws related to your civil rights, and handle all types of state and federal claims. We provide a calm reassurance to clients seeking reliable legal advice and determined representation. We have a solid record of success in obtaining injunctive relief in the form of court orders to end violations, as well as monetary damages for certain types of egregious mistreatment.
The U.S. Constitution limits the power of the federal government and specifically reserves certain rights to the people through the first 10 Amendments, which comprise the Bill of Rights. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution forces state governments to honor these rights as well. If our incisive investigation reveals evidence that an agent of federal, state or local government has violated your rights, our determined attorneys can advise you on a course of action. We handle claims relating to:
Depending on the facts of a case, certain due process protections may apply to undocumented residents as they do to citizens and legal residents.
The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1965 removed many barriers to equal protection that existed due to state laws that had institutionalized discrimination. Since then, Congress has passed additional protections to outlaw discriminatory practices. Barker, Gelfand, James & Sarvas, P.C. manages claims of discrimination related to any of the following:
If you’ve experienced discrimination, you should consult a knowledgeable attorney as quickly as possible. Failure to file your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within the statutory filing period may cost you the right to have your case heard.
A trustworthy lawyer at Barker, Gelfand, James & Sarvas, P.C. is ready to discuss your civil rights case. We are prepared to pursue civil rights claims before state and federal courts in Linwood and throughout New Jersey. Contact us at 855-334-5686 or online to schedule a consultation.