Utah Civil Rights Lawyer Brings Claims on Behalf of Clients

Established Salt Lake City attorney asserts your fundamental rights

The American justice system is founded upon the ideal of individual liberty and the proposition that all people deserve equal protection under the law. Your civil rights are fundamental protections from an overreach of government power and certain unlawful conduct by private parties. At the Law Office of W Mathew Schiffgen, I represent clients in the Salt Lake City area and throughout Utah in civil rights actions, standing firm against unjust, demeaning and discriminatory practices. I work diligently to investigate incidents of unlawful treatment to build an effective case for relief. I understand the laws prohibiting discrimination and handle all types of state and federal claims.

Staunch advocate protects your constitutional rights

I represent clients whose civil rights have been violated in a range of areas:

  • Interference with free speech or peaceful assembly
  • Interference with religious practices
  • Illegal searches and seizures of property
  • Police brutality
  • False arrests and unlawful imprisonment
  • Voter suppression
  • Unlawful interrogation
  • Unfair trials

I can seek injunctive relief in the form of court orders to end violations as well as monetary damages for certain types of egregious mistreatment.

Proven litigator protects your rights in the private sector

The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1965 removed many barriers to equal protection that existed due to state laws that had institutionalized discrimination. Since then, Congress has passed additional protections to outlaw discriminatory practices in the workplace. I litigate claims of discrimination related to civil rights violations based on:

  • Age (ADEA)
  • Disability (ADA)
  • Equal compensation (Title VII, EPA, Lily Ledbetter Act, FLSA)
  • Genetic information (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008)
  • National origin (Title VII)
  • Pregnancy (Title VII, FMLA)
  • Race or ethnicity (Title VII)
  • Religion (Title VII)
  • Gender (Title VII)
  • Sexual harassment (Title VII)
  • Workplace retaliation (Title VII, ADEA, ADA, EPA)

If you’ve experienced discrimination on the job, you should consult a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible. Failure to file your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within the statutory filing period may cost you the right to have your case heard.

Contact an established Utah civil rights attorney for reliable advocacy

If your civil rights have been violated in Utah, the Law Office of W Mathew Schiffgen is ready to handle your claim in state and federal courts. Contact me at 801-657-5419 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Salt Lake City office.