Civil Rights & Constitutional Law
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June 16, 2016
• Practice Areas • Civil Rights & Constitutional Law
At The Chandra Law Firm LLC, we live by the creed, "Your case is our cause.®" There are few causes more important than protecting the civil rights guaranteed to you by the United States and state constitutions, and federal and state law.
We are a boutique litigation firm located in Cleveland, Ohio, where we serve clients in federal and state courts throughout the country. Our total dedication to securing justice for our clients has led to our reputation as one of the most creative litigation firms in the country. When your rights are at stake, we will be ready to fight for you.
Handling a wide variety of civil rights & constitutional claims
Led by Subodh Chandra, a former law director for the city of Cleveland and outside litigator for the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, our attorneys have handled a wide variety of cases from both the defense and plaintiffs' sides, giving you a crucial advantage. A small sampling of the civil-rights disputes that our law firm has handled includes the following:
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If you think police, government workers, your employer, or anyone has violated your civil rights, call The Chandra Law Firm LLC in Cleveland at 216-578-1700 to schedule a consultation. We understand how serious a matter this is for you, and you will work directly with experienced litigators to help you pursue justice. (Please note that we do not handle cases arising from domestic-relations cases, and that judges have absolute immunity from lawsuits.)
Disclaimer: We do not handle cases arising from domestic-relations, child-custody, or child-support proceedings. Also, please note that judges and prosecutors have absolute immunity from civil liability for work performed in the scope of their duties. We thus rarely take cases involving suing judges and prosecutors.
Lawsuits are expensive. So expensive, in fact, that the cost of litigating a matter can easily exceed the damages a successful plaintiff can expect to recover. That's where class actions come in.
Freedom of speech, of the press, of religion, from excessive force, from unreasonable searches and seizure, from government discrimination. Due process of law.
If you are a crime victim, there’s an Ohio law that may help you seek justice. Ohio Revised Code Section 2307.60 authorizes crime victims to file civil lawsuits against the persons responsible for injuring them. The statute applies broadly.
People who are deaf or have hearing loss have rights under federal and state law that enable meaningful participation in everyday life. From schools to hospitals to the workplace, deaf people are entitled to a fair opportunity to communicate.
No matter the industry in which you work, federal and all states' laws provide extensive protections against discrimination and retaliation for reporting discrimination.
Federal and state law protects individuals willing to stand up for themselves and others when they reasonable believe unlawful discrimination or other illegal activity has taken or is taking place.
Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), eligible employees are entitled to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance.
Our experience and success in protecting these rights against government infringement is hardly paralleled. We particularly focus on First Amendment
Beatings. Torture. Psychological harm. Even death. Hazing can be dangerous. And Ohio is one of 44 states with laws prohibiting it.
Most people who call us to complain about being treated badly at work describe their workplace as a "hostile work environment." Perhaps because they've heard that term bandied about. But the truth is, that term has a very, narrow legal meaning.
Companies, governments, non-profit organizations, and interested citizens engage The Chandra Law Firm LLC in Cleveland and draw on our experiences to investigate potential misconduct.
For years, LGBT people had no legal protection from discrimination in employment, housing, education, and other aspects of American life. Things are starting to change, although they have not changed enough. We stand ready in the fight.
With our unique combination of experience in criminal cases, civil-rights litigation, and defamation law, we can help you recover damages for malicious prosecution.
Our firm helped negotiate the largest police-misconduct settlement in Cleveland history: the $6,000,000 settlement for the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
Most pregnant women continue to work through their pregnancies. Unfortunately, some employers are convinced that treating pregnant employees fairly and equally hurts the bottom line.
Unfortunately, discrimination does not just occur in the workplace.
Sadly, far too many workers are still the victims of discrimination because of their race. While the law is on your side, proving that racism is the driving cause behind your suffering at work is a complex task requiring skilled representation.
While most people find that discussing religion is a subject best suited for doing so privately, many people unfortunately still have their religion held against them at the workplace, or by governments.
Sexual harassment is still a serious problem in workplaces across the country. If you are a victim, it can be hard to come forward out of fears of retaliation. But the Chandra Law Firm LLC will have your back in your fight for justice.
Title IX is a federal civil-rights law that forbids sex discrimination in federally funded education programs. It applies to most public and private schools from kindergarten through college.
Chandra Law lawyers have been fighting for over a decade to protect Ohioans' voting rights against an onslaught of schemes by government officials to suppress the vote.
Recognizing the importance of labor conditions to the health, efficiency, and wellbeing of American workers, Congress enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act.
But the False Claims Act is tricky, and there are many pitfalls for the unwary. Experience in these cases makes a big difference.
The Chandra Law Firm LLC has been entrusted with the solemn responsibility of representing grieving families who have lost loved ones. And we've obtained results.