“Civil rights” are the rights of individuals to receive equal treatment (and to be free from unfair treatment or “discrimination”) in a number of settings including, but not limited to, education, employment, housing, and certain legally-protected characteristics. Every employee is entitled to protections under a number of Federal and State employment and anti-discrimination laws. Given the wide variation in State employment and anti-discrimination laws, it is important that your lawyers understand the employment laws in your State as well as Federal Law and procedure. Hunt, Hamlin & Ridley has an extensive civil rights/employment litigation practice. The firm has represented individuals for claims against employers for race discrimination, age discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, failure to promote claims, Americans Against Disability claims and other employment related claims. The firm has also successfully defended charges of racial discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination on behalf of employers. Our extensive experience on the side of plaintiff’s and defendant’s gives the firm a unique perspective which inures to the benefit of our clients.