As a public interest litigation firm, Sanford Heisler Sharp is committed to helping and giving a voice to disadvantaged groups and individuals. Lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp are exceptional at representing individuals in public interest litigation. Since 2004, attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp have been successful in asserting clients’ rights and securing programmatic changes at companies, law firms, and schools.
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 help ensure that individuals part of a protected group—e.g., race, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender, and sexual orientation), religion, and physical or mental disability—receive equal treatment in employment and public accommodations. Lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp use civil rights laws to help people who have been wrongfully terminated or who have experienced discrimination or sexual harassment in their workplace or at their school.
Women’s rights: Women’s rights issues range from the right to vote to reproductive rights and freedom from sexual violence to the right to work and earn equal pay for equal work. Attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp advocate for women’s rights and represent women who are victims of sexual violence and who have been treated unfairly in their workplace.
Workers’ rights: Labor 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 labor rights laws (e.g., an employer may wrongfully deny their employees’ overtime pay). The wage and hour violation lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp are committed to upholding workers’ rights and to working tirelessly to ensure every employee they represent is properly compensated for their work.
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 opioid manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacy benefit managers. These entities created and contributed to our country’s opioid epidemic, a public health emergency caused by prescription opioids.
Contacting Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Public Interest Litigation Attorneys
Sanford Heisler Sharp is committed to protecting the rights of disadvantaged groups and individuals. Attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp have devoted their careers to litigating public interest and social justice cases that add significant value to individuals and our communities.
If you have potential legal claims and are seeking counsel, please contact Sanford Heisler Sharp today. Attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp would like to have the opportunity to help you.