Constitutional Employment Law

The representation of public sector employers is an important part of our practice. Our attorneys counsel these clients so as to not run afoul of the constitutional law protections enjoyed by their employees which are not applicable to private sector employers and employees. When employees feel their constitutional rights have been infringed upon by their governmental employer, they may sue in state or federal court. The most typical constitutional employment case involves alleged violations of an employee’s right to freedom of speech, equal protection under the law, due process or invasion of privacy. We consult with governmental employers to help them avoid acts that would give rise to such claims. We also defend such claims in state or federal courts when asserted.