New Jersey Civil Liberties Lawyer

Civil rights law involves issues of human rights and freedoms.  As United States citizens, we have civil rights that ensure humane and equal treatment under the law.

In New Jersey, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibits subjecting people to differential treatment on the basis of personal traits, such as the following:

  • Race
  • Creed
  • Gender (including pregnancy)
  • National origin (ethnicity)
  • Age
  • Sexual orientation
  • Marital status
  • Genetics and blood traits
  • Mental or physical disabilities
  • AIDS and HIV status

The NJ LAD prohibits violations of New Jersey civil liberties throughout the state, including the following sectors:

  • Places of employment
  • In business contracts
  • Housing and home sales
  • Mortgage and other credit lending
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Public places such as malls and polling places

Protecting your rights. Preserving your freedoms.

Prejudice, fear, or suspicion can result in New Jersey civil liberties violations, and fighting against these inequities is often challenging.  It might require public demonstrations, Congressional lobbying, or garnering media attention.  It may also require overcoming public indifference to the plight of a particular group of human rights victims.

At the 1992 Democratic National Convention in New York, AIDS Activist Elizabeth Glazer said the following in her address to delegates: “I understand the sense of frustration and despair in our country, because I know firsthand about shouting for help and getting no answer…The first time, when nothing happened, I thought, ‘They just didn’t hear me.’ The second time, when nothing happened, I thought, ‘Maybe I didn’t shout loud enough.’ But now I realize they don’t hear because they don’t want to listen.”

The speech criticized federal underfunding of AIDS research and insufficient initiatives tackling the AIDS crisis. After her death from AIDS in 1994, her name continued to be associated with the cause through the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation. 

"I understand the sense of frustration and despair in our country, because I know firsthand about shouting for help and getting no answer. . .The first time, when nothing happened, I thought, 'They just didn't hear me.'  The second time, when nothing happened, I thought, 'Maybe I didn't shout loud enough.'  But now I realize they don't hear because they don't want to listen."

Elizabeth Glaser
1992 Democratic National Convention Address
delivered 14 July 1992, New York, NY

How our civil rights law firm in New Jersey can help your cause

Besides the public forum, discrimination cases are often fought in a courtroom.  As a New Jersey civil rights attorney, D. Gayle Loftis is devoted to representing working men and women who suffer from sexual harassment, employment discrimination, or other civil rights violations.  Her representative casework includes the following:

New Jersey civil rights lawyer D. Gayle Loftis is committed to giving a voice to those whose rights are violated through unfairness or exploitation.  Because of this, she does not hesitate to take on wealthy or powerful companies and interests, even if it means confronting them in the courtroom.

Contact us today

If you need a New Jersey civil rights law firm in Bergen and Hudson Counties, contact the law office of D. Gayle Loftis at 201-289-8904 or email us to schedule a consultation with the personalized attention your case deserves.

From offices located in Hackensack, we proudly serve Bergen and Hudson Counties.