Some of the most precious rights we possess in our country are our civil rights. These rights are protected by both the U.S. and Tennessee Constitutions. Over the years, we have had the opportunity to be involved in cases where civil rights are placed in jeopardy.
Often a civil rights case actually begins at the administrative level, through either a complaint filed with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission under Tennessee law or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under federal law. Depending on the circumstances, plaintiffs may be able to recover their attorney’s fees in such cases and, less often, defendants may be allowed to do so.
An experienced lawyer can counsel you on the correct approach to take with your specific civil rights or employment matter. Whether you are an individual plaintiff or business defendant, you should contact us if you have a civil rights or employment matter.