Civil Rights & Employment Law

Civil Rights

If your civil rights have been violated — either at work, by law enforcement or in another type of discriminatory situation — you may feel powerless to fight back. At the law firm of Barry, Corrado & Grassi in Cape May County, our lawyers give people the power they need. We have substantial experience fighting to protect our client’s civil rights.

Have you been the victim of a civil rights violation? Our firm represents clients throughout New Jersey who have faced discrimination in all forms. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

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Firm partners Frank L. Corrado and Joseph C. Grassi lead our civil rights practice. Each has more than 20 years of experience handling complex litigation matters. They are devoted to providing personalized service, taking few cases and preparing thoroughly.

Protecting the Rights of All Citizens

Our attorneys handle cases involving a wide variety of civil rights issues, including the following:

  • First Amendment litigation: free speech, freedom of association, violations of political rights
  • Fourth Amendment violations: unlawful search and seizure
  • Police brutality, unlawful search and arrest
  • Handicap discrimination
  • Employment discrimination: race, gender, age, religion and sexual discrimination in employment and other contexts
  • Employment harassment
  • Housing discrimination

Disputes with the Government

Civil rights litigation often involves disputes with the government. We can help people with claims against any government agency, from the police to the post office.

There are many ways a business or individual can take legal action against a government entity. If a person is abused by the police, he or she can file a civil rights lawsuit. If a company is denied a license or approval, the company can file an appeal.

For any type of government dispute, it is imperative to have a lawyer with specific experience in the field. Barry, Corrado & Grassi employs attorneys who have engaged in significant litigation against the government. Our lawyers have also represented government agencies in litigation, gaining valuable insights they can apply to their plaintiff practice.

Just a few of the types of cases handled by our lawyers are:

  • Civil rights: police brutality, constitutional law, etc.
  • Permit and licensure disputes
  • Pension disputes
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Personal injury due to government negligence
  • Discrimination or harassment in government settings

Defendants in such lawsuits can be any municipal, state, or federal government agency, from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency or the Department of Community Affairs to the Environmental Protection Agency or Dept. of Transportation. Our firm has certified trial attorneys, a designation granted to less than 2% of New Jersey lawyers by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Employment Discrimination

Barry, Corrado & Grassi can assist either employers or employees in the area of employment discrimination. We are in Cape May County, New Jersey, and our employment discrimination lawyers are experienced in handling complex employment litigation.

Sexual Harassment

Our firm represents employers and employees in litigation involving sexual harassment or workplace discrimination on the basis of race, sex or gender, pregnancy, disability, or another protected status. We also represent clients with wage and hour disputes.

Employers

Unfounded accusations of racial, gender, and/or sexual discrimination can be costly, in terms of both public image and the bottom line. We provide a vigorous defense for employers facing discrimination and harassment claims.

Our lawyers also help clients with employee manuals, employment policies, employment structure, and more.

The lawyers of Barry, Corrado & Grassi are experienced with complex litigation. Our attorneys are certified trial attorneys, an honor granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to less than 2% of New Jersey attorneys.

We strive for discreet and inexpensive out-of-court settlements in each case, but are always prepared to take a case to trial if necessary.

Employees

When people are affected by racial, gender, and/or sexual discrimination either in the workplace or in hiring practices, they have a right to file suit. The experienced trial attorneys of Barry, Corrado & Grassi can meet with you, carefully listen to your situation, and help you decide how to proceed.

Our lawyers are committed to helping ordinary people in legal struggles with powerful entities. We also have active practices in civil rights, disputes against the government, and personal injury, all of which give us the chance to use our considerable knowledge and resources to help level the playing field on behalf of average people.

Wage and Hour Law

Minimum Wage ● Overtime Pay Laws ● Tip Pooling Disputes

Lawyers at Barry, Corrado & Grassi PC help employees who have been treated unfairly to take action against their employers. Many state and federal statutes – including the Fair Labor Standards Act – guarantee every worker the right to receive fair pay for an honest day’s work.

Even if your employer pays you in cash or “under the table” you are entitled to the full minimum wage and overtime wages. Contact our firm today to exercise your right to receive fair wages.

Do you receive fair overtime pay for every hour you work over 40? If you earn less than minimum wage, do you have a sufficient opportunity to make up the difference with tips? Stand up for your rights!

If you believe your employer is treating you unfairly, then you can help yourself and your co-workers by taking action today. If you know your employer is violating the law, then every day you wait is another day spent being victimized. If you’re unsure whether or not your case has merit, there’s one way to find out.

Our lawyers are committed to helping ordinary people in legal struggles with powerful entities. We also have active practices in civil rights, disputes against the government, and personal injury, all of which give us the chance to use our considerable knowledge and resources to help level the playing field on behalf of average people.