Minneapolis, Minnesota Civil Rights Lawyers Protect Your Rights
Responsive counsel addresses concerns of unlawful treatment
The American system is founded upon ideals of individual liberty and the proposition that all people are equal and deserve equal protection under the law. Your civil rights are fundamental protections from the abuse of government power and certain unlawful conduct by private parties. Kenneth Ubong Udoibok, P.A. cares deeply about people who fall victim to unjust, demeaning and discriminatory practices. Our compassionate attorneys work diligently to investigate incidents of unlawful treatment to build an effective case for relief. With more than ample experience, our lawyers thoroughly understand the laws related to your civil rights, and handle all types of state and federal claims. We provide a welcoming atmosphere where our clients can receive insightful legal advice from supportive and determined advocates. We have a record of success in obtaining injunctive relief in the form of court orders to end abusive conduct, as well as monetary damages for certain types of mistreatment.
Upholding your constitutional protections
The U.S. Constitution limits the power of the federal government and specifically reserves certain rights to the people through the first 10 Amendments, which comprise the Bill of Rights. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution forces state governments to honor these rights as well. If you believe some agent of federal, state or local government has violated your rights, our devoted attorneys can evaluate your case and advise you on a course of action. We handle claims relating to:
- First Amendment — You have the freedom to practice religion, speak and publish without interference, petition government, assemble peaceably to protest, and associate with whomever you please, all without fear of reprisal.
- Second Amendment — You have the right to own firearms.
- Fourth Amendment — You are protected from unreasonable search and seizure.
- Fifth Amendment — Government cannot force you to testify against yourself and cannot charge you with the same crime twice. Government cannot take your property without due process and fair compensation.
- Sixth Amendment — You have the right to a fair and speedy trial by a jury of your peers.
- Eighth Amendment — Government cannot subject you to cruel and unusual punishment.
- 14th Amendment — You have the right to equal protection under the law.
Depending on the facts of a case, certain due process protections may apply to undocumented residents as they do to citizens and legal residents.
State and federal statutes enforce civil rights against employers and other private parties
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. Kenneth Ubong Udoibok, P.A. litigates claims of discrimination related to any of the following:
- 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 suffered discrimination, you should consult a concerned attorney as quickly 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 dedicated civil rights lawyers advocating for you
A compassionate lawyer at Kenneth Ubong Udoibok, P.A. is ready to listen to your civil rights issues. We look forward to helping you pursue your civil rights claim before state and federal courts in Minneapolis, and throughout Minnesota. Contact us at 651-237-4873 or online to schedule a consultation.