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About Your Civil RightsCivil rights actions aren’t just about discrimination in hiring or access to public facilities. Harm can be caused in many ways. A qualified civil rights attorney can advise you about your rights in instances related to those issues and much more:

● Sexual harassment
● Freedom of speech
● Violations of
● the Family and Medical Leave Act
● the Equal Pay Act
● the Americans with Disabilities Act
● the Fair Labor Standards Act
● Other laws
● Physical harassment
● Threats
● Favoritism in the workplace
● Social media harassment or humiliation
● And other instances of discriminatory        behavior

Even in a nation that prides itself on its dedication to freedom for all, discrimination still occurs. On both subtle and blatant levels, bias can contribute to inequities that individuals face because of their skin color, their gender, their nationality, their physical condition and other factors. “The New York City Human Rights Law is one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws in the nation,” observes the city’s Commission on Human Rights. Yet the very existence of the Commission (and other organizations like it) testifies to the continued challenges of monitoring and enforcing civil rights laws, not only in New York City and state, but nationwide.

At The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman, our New York civil rights attorneys believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity: from the little girl who can’t get as much attention in the classroom as male students receive, to the gay couple who face rejection when trying to find safe and affordable housing. Our civil rights lawyers see the pain that people suffer because violations of the law are overlooked. We are committed to helping those who have been victimized by discrimination.

In our growingly diverse world, respect for differences continues to lag in many situations. Individuals or groups may find themselves victimized by law enforcement – even placed under arrest or detained unlawfully. Instances of abuse or forced hospitalization of those who suffer with mental illnesses certainly still occur. Newspaper headlines recount sad statistics about students who endure humiliation in our school systems. At the same time, police officers, union workers, school teachers, health care workers and others may find themselves facing unwarranted charges of discrimination for the actions they take in performing their jobs.

At The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman, our civil rights attorneys have the ability to analyze your situation and determine whether an alleged charge of abuse (or victimization) is valid. We can provide the strong and knowledgeable advocacy you need when your own voice isn’t being heard. Our well-developed negotiation skills enable us to settle many disputes without litigation and to the satisfaction of all parties involved. However, if your case goes to court, our firm’s civil rights attorneys are masterful litigators known for their formidable presence in trial settings.

The New York civil rights lawyers at The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman also provide capable representation for businesses and other organizations that face charges for alleged violations of civil rights laws – for instance, companies accused of violating such legislation as the Family and Medical Leave Act, or of allowing instances of sexual harassment in the workplace to go unaddressed. Your business can count on the civil rights attorneys at our firm for informed counsel about all types of discrimination and civil rights issues that can pose risks to your overall productivity, your competitive ability, your reputation, and to the financial well-being of your organization. Not only can we help you if you face charges for violations, but we can aid your company in creating policies and procedures designed to help you set up a compliant workplace that operates in ways that make violation issues less likely.

When you or someone you care about is adversely affected by discrimination, the New York civil rights attorneys at The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman provide the high-quality legal representation needed to pursue justice on your behalf. If your company faces charges for violations of employment-related or other laws, our civil rights lawyers are the knowledgeable and tenacious advocates you need to represent your interests within the legal system and in interactions with governmental agencies or other regulatory bodies. Contact The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman online or call to schedule a confidential consultation about your situation. We are dedicated to protecting your rights.