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Defending the Constitutional Right to Freedom of Speech in Unions

Honolulu employment lawyer boldly pursuing Hawaii employees’ civil rights

Shawn A. Luiz Attorney at Law knows that your membership in a union is not about combating your employer, but about making sure that you are treated fairly. When your right to freedom of speech is being violated, however, it is time to stand up and defend yourself. Treating labor union speech differently may not be constitutionally valid. We listen to your individual circumstances and help you determine the strength of your claim. We are ready and willing to aggressively defend your rights.

Creativity in crafting innovative legal arguments and trial strategies

Attorney Luiz is not afraid to stand up to government officials or anyone else who violates the constitutional rights of a citizen of Hawaii. The First Amendment right to free speech is one of the most significant rights that we work hard to protect, especially when it is being infringed upon by your labor union. Your union may be violating your right to free speech if they try to prevent the following activities:

  • Expressing your views
  • Participating in peaceful public demonstrations
  • Picketing
  • Distributing written materials

Federal and state law provides certain restrictions on employers and unions when dealing with employees. Other unlawful actions by unions include:

  • Restraining employees in the exercise of their rights in the choice of a bargaining representative
  • Causing an employer to discriminate against an employee
  • Refusing to bargain with the employer of the employees it represents
  • Engaging in certain types of secondary boycotts
  • Requiring excessive membership dues

Strong advocate standing up for your rights

We provide you with responsive attention and dedication to resolving your legal matter with your union. You likely joined a union to ensure that you are treated justly; we’re here to help make sure that happens. You can trust our experience and expertise to give you the advantage you need.

Contact a civil rights attorney who protects Hawaii employees

When your First Amendment rights have been violated, or you have been retaliated against for uncovering unlawful behavior by your employer, call Shawn A. Luiz Attorney at Law at 808-518-2900 or contact us online to arrange a consultation. We provide flexible hours and we are willing to travel to other Hawaiian islands.