Civil Rights

Civil Rights

The Attorneys at McLane & McLane handle a number of civil rights and Constitutional cases.

First Amendment

First Amendment claims arise when a state actor restrains your free exercise of religion, free speech and your ability to assemble and petition your government. Our firm has handled numerous First Amendment cases, ranging from Constitutional lawsuits for religious freedom, public records requests and disputes, to Civil Rights actions against state agencies.

Second Amendment

At the local level, Second Amendment advocacy generally amounts to judicial appeals of firearms license denials. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, if the local licensing authority denies your application, you have the right to petition the District Court for a review of the denial. However, many of these cases generally involve deeper issues surrounding the right to bear arms that is protected under the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

Fourth Amendment

As Americans, we have the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, and excessive use force by law enforcement, including the use of unlawful physical restraint and detention.

Religious Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects employees from religious discrimination by their employers. Our firm has handled a significant amount of Title VII religious discrimination cases for those seeking religious accommodations, litigating several in State and Federal Courts.

Disability Discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against those who have a qualified disability in the workplace. Employees with disabilities as defined by the Act have the right to a reasonable accommodation unless it poses an undue hardship on their employer.

If our practice areas do not address your particular needs, we have a network of trusted attorneys that we feel comfortable sending clients to. Please be sure to call our office and speak to one of our attorneys so that we can refer you to the right professional.


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