Employees of public entities have the same civil rights as employees of private employers. However, public employees are often unable to maneuver through their employer’s maze of administrative hurdles to pursue a claim for discrimination, harassment or retaliation. Many public employers go so far as to hide information regarding how to file a claim with the public entity in hopes that the employee will miss the deadline or file with the wrong entity. Public entities are held to a higher standard because they exist only because of taxpayer dollars. However, holding public entity employers responsible for unlawful acts often takes legal action. If you are a public entity employee and believe you have been discriminated against, harassed or retaliated against in violation of law, please contact us.