Defending Against Civil Rights Claims
Now more than ever, municipalities, government entities and the people who work for them are under intense scrutiny. While it is true that many entities and government employees are protected from liability under the legal concept of qualified immunity that does not stop people from filing expensive, time-consuming lawsuits alleging that their civil rights have been violated. In these cases, it is important to have an experienced legal defense team on your side that understands that quick resolution of these claims is vitally important. We have experience in dealing with these complicated legal and regulatory issues in Kentucky’s state and federal courts.
The attorneys at the Lexington law firm of Green Chesnut & Hughes PLLC represent employers, municipalities, and public officials, including teachers, paraeducators, school staff, police officers, and others who have been accused of wrongdoing. We also have experience advising employers and others on civil rights issues, and in helping to craft employee handbooks and policies that conform to appropriate legal standards. To learn more about our civil rights practice, call us at 859-475-1628.
We Handle A Wide Range Of Civil Rights Cases
Our lawyers can help defend against allegations involving a wide range of civil rights claims, including those involving:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Wrongful imprisonment
- Police brutality
- Wrongful discharge
- Wage and Hour
- Workplace discrimination and harassment
Building A Strong Defense
While many cases are won or lost in the courtroom, the foundation for a successful defense begins long before the parties appear before a judge. We will thoroughly review the circumstances that led to the plaintiff’s claim, examine the evidence and help prepare the defendant for what is to come. We are dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights.