Civil Rights

Civil Rights

Roberts & Stevens’ civil rights attorneys handle cases that include freedom of speech, freedom of press, and assembly; the freedom from involuntary servitude; and the right to vote. They also represent individuals pertaining to the rights to be free from discrimination based upon legally protected traits such as nationality, age, sexual orientation, religion, physical limitation, gender, and race. Other examples of cases involving civil rights arise in numerous settings such as education, housing, lending, and employment.

Roberts & Stevens’ lawyers regularly represent both plaintiffs and defendants for claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other similar federal and state laws. We also defend employers against discrimination charges brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state agencies.

In addition, Roberts & Stevens can help businesses avoid expensive litigation by designing policies against discrimination and harassment, conducting management and supervisory training, and advising employers in the internal investigation of harassment and discrimination claims. We can assist employers in the drafting of affirmative action plans, and we represent employers that are the subject of state and federal compliance audits.