Most of our rights are enforced only by individuals. Yet individuals are often discouraged by an imbalance of power when they are mistreated by employers, housing providers, or the government. Eastern Maine Law levels the playing field so that you can enforce your rights.
In Court When Necessary
Eastern Maine Law is ready and willing to go to trial when necessary. The courtroom is not something to be feared or avoided. A trial is an opportunity for a case to be heard. A calm and tenacious advocate, John Gause embraces each opportunity to bring a client’s case to trial.
Specializing in These Areas of Practice:
Unlawful discrimination occurs when an employer, housing provider, place of public accommodation, or public entity treats someone differently because of protected-class status. It can take the form of harassment, job termination, eviction, denial of accommodation, or denial of access. People have the right to work and live without discrimination because of their physical or mental disability, sex, age, race, sexual orientation, or other protected trait. Attorney Gause has been fighting for the rights of victims of unlawful discrimination for his entire career.
Civil rights are protections we each hold as members of a civilized society. They are found in the United States and Maine constitutions and various federal and state laws. We all have the right to freedom of speech and to practice religion (or not). Employees have rights to family and medical leave, patients have the right to expect that their medical information will be kept confidential, and inmates have the right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. John Gause is on the side of individuals when their civil rights have been violated.
Referrals or Association with Other Lawyers
Eastern Maine Law is committed to helping other lawyers give their clients the best representation possible. A significant portion of the firm’s work comes from referrals. If a case originates from another firm, John Gause works as associate counsel or pursuant to a referral relationship in which fees are shared.