Civil rights claims refer to situations where a person’s rights, as set forth in the Constitution or state or federal laws, have been violated. A person may have a claim if he or she has experienced discrimination in treatment by reason of race, color, religion, sex, age, etc.
Richard Angino has handled a number of civil rights cases, including appeals of civil rights actions. He has been developing the law in the “whistleblowing” Sarbanes-Oxley law of 2002 with his Wiest v. Tyco’s Third Circuit Opinion, setting the law for the entire country. He is currently awaiting review by the Third Circuit with respect to the causal relationship between “whistleblowing” and adverse actions such as termination.