Attorney Thomas Glasgow has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of legal matters, including civil rights issues. Please contact our office to learn more about how we can help in your federal civil rights case. Our team can review your circumstances, and offer a referral to the best federal civil rights attorney in our Northern Illinois network.
Misconduct by police, and other civil rights violations cause losses for victims, but such actions are also harmful to society as a whole. For this reason, federal law allows you to enforce your rights and hold the responsible parties legally accountable.
We Fight for You in a Wide Range of Federal Civil Rights Issues
Civil rights cases involve highly technical areas of law under the US Constitution and other federal laws. Most claims arise in the context of employment, housing, or unlawful actions by police. Our firm works with victims in a wide range of misconduct and civil rights violations, including:
- Discrimination Cases: It is illegal to treat someone differently or take adverse action on account of a person’s sex, race, national origin, disability, color, religion, or other protected characteristics.
- Harassment: Most people associate harassment with sexual misconduct, but you may have a claim if you are mistreated on the basis of any of the above characteristics. They key is proving that that the comments or actions resulted in a hostile work environment.
- Police Brutality: Law enforcement officers are prohibited from using unreasonable or unnecessary force during encounters, but many still engage in unlawful conduct.
- Wrongful Arrest: If you are arrested without proper legal justification, such as probable cause or a warrant, you may have a claim against officials.
In some of these cases, it is necessary to first file a civil rights complaint with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It is only after you exhaust these administrative remedies that you can file a lawsuit in civil court.
The strategy for pursuing your rights will vary depending on your circumstances. Our team can provide more specific information after conducting a case evaluation. Mr. Glasgow works within a network of civil rights attorneys, so we can refer you to the best lawyer available for your situation.
Get the Compensation You Deserve for a Civil Rights Violation
The details regarding your legal remedies will depend upon the underlying claim, the losses you sustain, the type of civil rights violation you endured, and many other factors. They may include:
- Monetary damages, such as your actual losses, back pay, and out-of-pocket expenses;
- Pain, suffering, emotional distress, and related subjective losses; and,
- Attorneys’ fees and the costs of bringing your claim.
In addition, you may have grounds to claim equitable relief. For example, if you were fired for discriminatory reasons, you can request that the court reinstate you to your job.
Set up a Consultation with One of Our Experienced Civil Rights Attorneys
If you believe your civil rights were violated, it is important to take action against injustice. To learn more about these cases, please contact Glasgow & Olsson at 847-577-8700 or via our website to set up a consultation. Our civil rights lawyers work with the best attorneys to handle your case, as our firm serves clients throughout Cook, Lake, DuPage, McHenry, and Kane Counties.