When you leave your home and step into the office, you do not leave your rights at the door. Whether you were unlawfully terminated or have been subjected to sexual harassment, you need an experienced attorney to aggressively protect your rights.
At the Albany, New York, law firm of Cooper Erving & Savage LLP, our lawyers have extensive experience with civil rights and employee litigation. You can count on us to make sure that your side of the story is heard.
Our experienced lawyers represent employees in a broad range of civil rights and employee litigation cases involving:
- Sex or race discrimination
- Age or disability discrimination
- Unlawful termination
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Pension Matters (ERISA)
- Wage and hour claims
- Whistleblower claims
- Equal pay for equal work
- Free speech and due process
- False arrest
- Police brutality
- Sexual Harassment
- Qui Tam or False Claims Act litigation
- Class Actions
Public Employees Have Additional Protection
While both private and public sector employees can bring employment lawsuits, federal, state and local government workers have protections granted under the U.S. Constitution that may not apply in private sector cases. A public agency must meet a number of requirements before terminating a worker. If you have been terminated from your public position, we can help determine if due process was followed in your case or if your First Amendment rights were violated.
Civil Rights Laws Apply To Everyone
If you have been the victim of police brutality or had your property illegally seized by law enforcement officials, we can help you stand up for your rights. To learn more about your civil rights or employment litigation options, call 888-352-3751 or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment.
Employment Law And Civil Rights Settlements And Verdicts
Obtained judgment against City of Albany for taking client's vehicle without due process of law in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Hines v. City of Albany, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68548 (N.D.N.Y 2011).
Jury determination that whistleblower's speech was protected activity under the First Amendment and that her speech was a substantial factor in the termination of her employment.
Cooper Erving & Savage LLP Helps Former Athletic Director to settle First Amendment Lawsuit Against Averill Park School District for $567,500 (Northern District NY 2006). (Decision)
Obtained judgment against School District for retaliating against employee for her speech on the school budget (Northern District NY 2007). (Press Release)
Obtained summary judgment in federal court in favor of employee based on constitutional claim involving deprivation of procedural due process rights (Northern District NY 2008).
Obtained favorable jury verdict for violation of prisoner's constitutional rights in federal district court (Northern District NY 2007).