A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury. Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, assembly, the right to vote, freedom from involuntary servitude, and the right to equality in public places. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class. Statutes have been enacted to prevent discrimination based on a person’s race, sex, religion, age, previous condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin and in some instances sexual preference.
This firm has handled a variety of civil rights cases. Some of those cases include police brutality, malicious prosecution, discrimination, and sexual harassment.
If you feel your civil rights have been violated, call us for a free and confidential consultation.