Defending Public Housing Authorities Against Discrimination Claims
Discrimination claims are a frequent occurrence in public housing. At Driscoll & Driscoll, P.C., we provide skilled and knowledgeable defense representation for public housing authorities. Our lawyers have served as executive directors for the Taunton and Barnstable Housing Authorities as well the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Clients benefit from the experience and insight we have gained through these positions.
Our firm has built a reputation for success in defending housing clients against tenants and employees who file fair housing complaints with HUD (the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) and MCAD (the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination).
Navigating All Kinds Of Discrimination And Fair Housing Claims
Housing authorities must navigate myriad regulations at the state and federal level to maintain compliance with fair housing standards. When discrimination claims arise, a strong and effective defense is essential for resolving them.
Our attorneys understand how to defend clients in discrimination claims involving race, ethnicity, disability, gender, sex, pregnancy and sexual orientation. We handle cases involving:
- Unfair demotion
- Unfairly harsh or unnecessary disciplinary actions
- Pay discrepancies
- Failure to promote
- Unfair firing
- Claims under the Fair Housing Act
With decades of experience defending clients against unsubstantiated discrimination claims, we are familiar with the multiple paths these cases may follow. Our goal is always to resolve discrimination claims in a favorable manner while avoiding the expense and delays of litigation, whenever possible. However, our attorneys are also seasoned litigators capable of effectively advocating for clients both in and out of court.