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Fonte and Gelormino Fight For Your Civil Liberties

We believe that every American citizen needs a lawyer to doggedly defend their civil rights and fight against unjust treatment. We handle cases such as racial profiling, gender discrimination, harassment, and other civil rights violations. With over 40 years of experience, Fonte and Gelormino can expertly represent your case and voice your concerns. When you partner with us, you not only get attorneys who will aggressively represent your interests but a team that is dedicated to your case just as much as you are. Overall, civil rights are the backbone of the American legal system. When your rights are violated, you need a quality legal team to stand with you. The law firm of Fonte and Gelormino is a staunch defender of the rights and liberties of our clients. We champion our client’s needs and help defend their civil freedoms.

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Areas of Practice

Our law team has decades of experience fighting for the rights of those in our community. We pride ourselves on defending those whose rights have been infringed upon. Our areas of civil law practice include:

  • First Amendment Rights
  • Freedom of Expression
  • False Arrest
  • Wrongful Conviction
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Impairment of Due Process
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Police Brutality
  • Privacy Invasion
  • Prisoner’s Rights & Litigation
  • Hate Crimes
  • Unlawful Searches & Seizures
  • And more

This is not a full list of all of the criminal defense cases we take. Please call us at (917) 968-1619 to discuss your unique needs.

What is Discrimination?

In the legal context, discrimination is the unlawful treatment of a person or group based on characteristics over which they often have no control. These characteristics are race, age, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or marital status. Landlords, business owners, and other individuals/organizations cannot discriminate or refuse service based on these factors. Overall, discrimination is a form of infringement on your civil rights. It is generally important to have a civil rights attorney with experience that you can rely on.

If you feel that you or your loved one is being discriminated against, consult a civil rights lawyer to discuss your options.

Defending Your Civil Liberties

In America, our Civil Liberties are basic freedoms that are guaranteed to every individual. These freedoms are generally inalienable human rights. There are liberties granted by federal, state, and local levels of government. While civil rights protect you from others, civil liberties protect you from government overreach or intrusion. Many of the federal liberties are a part of the Constitution. Alternatively, they may come from the Supreme Court’s interpretations of laws or the Constitution. Common examples of civil liberties include freedom of speech, the right to assemble peacefully, and your right to a fair trial.

If you feel that your civil liberties are being infringed upon by the government, consult a civil rights lawyer to discuss your options.

Employment Discrimination & Retaliation

Discrimination in the workplace should never be acceptable. Unfortunately, it can take many forms. Harassment, assault, unfair treatment, and denial of reasonable accommodations can all be discrimination. Retaliation is negative actions from an employer or supervisor over the reporting of discrimination. Generally, you would report workplace discrimination to your HR department or a government office such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. However, you should still contact your civil rights attorney as well. It is important to consult with your attorney so that you can gather information and build a case if necessary.

Professional Civil Rights Attorneys

At Fonte and Gelormino, we understand the need for expert care when it comes to civil cases. Our professional team provides the best service possible while working with you to build your case. We understand that your freedom is on the line, and we fight to protect those freedoms. Because your rights and liberties are an important aspect of our legal system, you need a law team that knows how to defend them.

When faced with discrimination or a restriction to your liberties, you need experience, professionalism, and dedication behind you. You need a team of attorneys you can count on.