A Civil Rights & Employment Law Attorney From Rubinton || Simms, P.A. Can Help If You Are Facing A Claim

Civil rights or employment discrimination charges levied against your company can have disastrous consequences. That is why it is so important to have qualified representation or the success, and future of your business may be jeopardized. Employers can turn to Rubinton || Simms, P.A.’s dedicated employment law and civil rights team, to adequately resolve these types of issues and vigorously defend your business.

Our employment law and civil rights attorneys often defend both large and small businesses against accusations such as:


A “defamatory” statement is an incorrect statement of fact that is published or otherwise conveyed to a third party with the intent or negligence of causing harm to the person or entity about whom the statement was made. Defamation comes in two categories: Libel, which is a written defamatory statement, and slander, which is an oral defamatory statement. Note that the truth of the statement is an absolute defense.

Environmental Issues

Liability for harm to the environment is specifically designed to compensate damaged parties, emphasizing replacing or restoring damaged resources and providing compensation for lost value. The line of thinking behind this liability is that increasing the costs for those harming the environment will deter them from similar behavior in the future and encourage compliance. Liability provisions can also serve to cover activities not specifically illegal but result in harm to the environment.

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination means firing an employee for an illegal reason, most commonly for the breach of an employment contract or violations of federal anti-discrimination laws. For example, employers cannot legally fire employees based on race, gender, ethnic background, religion, or disability, among some other classifications. It is also unlawful to fire employees for filing a complaint against employers. Finally, it is also unlawful to fire employees because they expose employers’ wrongdoing as “whistleblowers.”

Hostile Work Environments

Hostile work environments are not expressly prohibited by law but rather are a court-developed implied expansion of employer discrimination against a protected class. Liability arises when employers’ conduct pervades the workplace with hostility that is severe. The plaintiff must subjectively find it offensive, and it must be objectively offensive as well.

Violations of Civil Rights

A claim against your company related to civil rights can be detrimental to your future. Therefore, we will pursue all legal avenues on your behalf if you are facing false or unfair accusations.

United States Code 42 U.S.C. § 1983 specifically states that “[e]very person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person… to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured….”

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