Public Interest Litigation

As a public interest litigation firm, Sanford Heisler Sharp attorneys are committed to helping and giving a voice to disadvantaged groups and individuals. Since 2004, we have been fighting for equality and basic human rights across the country.

From claims of sexual harassment to gender and racial discrimination in employment to wage and hour violations, we have been successful in vindicating victims’ rights and helping change companies’ policies so that employees are treated fairly in their work environment.

What is Public Interest Litigation?

Public interest litigation refers to the use of lawsuits to effect social change and to advance and raise awareness of issues involving human rights and equality. Public interest litigation can also help clarify the law on important public issues in the areas of civil rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, consumer protection regulations, and public health.

Civil rights: Civil rights laws are designed to ensure that women, minorities, and other protected categories, such as older Americans, LGBT people, and the disabled receive equal treatment in employment, public accommodations, and reproductive rights. Lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp use civil rights laws to help people who have experienced discrimination or sexual harassment in their workplace or at their school.

Women’s rights: The movement for women’s rights advocates that women have equal rights, entitlements, and privileges with men. Women’s rights issues have ranged from the right to vote to the right to work and earn equal pay for equal work, to reproductive rights and freedom from sexual violence. Attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp support and advocate for women’s rights.

Workers’ rights: Workers’ rights laws are designed to ensure that employees are paid fairly and are provided a work environment that is safe and free from discrimination. Sometimes, employers violate state and federal laws protecting workers’ rights; for example, employers who wrongfully deny their employees’ overtime pay. The wage and hour violation lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp have worked tirelessly and successfully to recover money for these victimized employees.

Consumer protection: Consumer protection laws are designed to protect consumers through fair trade, fair competition, and accurate information in the marketplace. The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection enforces these laws to stop and deter unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent business practices. Lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp are dedicated to protecting and helping persons who are victims of deceptive financial services schemes or who are aware of fraudulent business practices.

Other Public Interest Matters

Sanford Heisler Sharp represents municipalities across the nation in their claims against defendant opioid manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacy benefit managers. These entities created and contributed to the opioid epidemic, a public health emergency caused by prescription opioids.

Contacting Our Public Interest Litigation Attorneys

Sanford Heisler Sharp is committed to protecting the rights of disadvantaged groups and individuals. Attorneys at our Firm have dedicated their careers to social justice and fighting for the common good.

We encourage you to contact one of our Firm’s offices if you would like to receive a free evaluation of your potential legal claims.

Get In Touch

Tell us about your situation. We may be able to help you.

Helpful information about your claims might include the time period during which the events related to your claim occurred and, if applicable, on what basis you believe you were discriminated against (for example, race, gender, religion, age, pregnancy, etc.)

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