Civil Rights

Protecting liberty and freedom.

The United States Constitution and the laws of the individual States protect citizens from violation of their civil rights by the government, employers, and others. If you feel you have been deprived of your civil rights and freedoms you, should speak to an attorney to help assure that your rights are vindicated.

Some commons types of Civil Rights cases include the following:

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government programs and services.

First Amendment

The First Amendment protects citizens from government intrusion into your right to speak, assemble, practice your religion. If you believe that these rights have been infringed upon, you should speak to an attorney to protect your rights.

Age Discrimination In Employment (ADEA)

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects certain applicants and employees 40 years of age and older from discrimination on the basis of age in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, or terms, conditions or privileges of employment.

Procedural Due Process

The loss of your property or liberty at the hands of the government without being provided an opportunity to properly fight back may be a violation of your procedural due process rights. You should speak to an attorney to help protect your rights.

Equal Protection

The U.S. Constitution protects citizens from being treated unequally based upon race, ethnicity, disability, religion or membership in a protected class.

There are many other types of federal civil rights cases as well. Further, States have also passed civil rights laws that may be the same or very similar to the federal laws, but can also provide additional protections.