A civil right is a right or privilege, which if interfered with by another, action for injury can be enforced. Freedom of speech, press, assembly, the right to vote, freedom from involuntary servitude, and the right to equality in public places are all civil rights. When the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class, discrimination has occurred. Statutes to prevent discrimination based on a person’s previous condition of servitude, race, sex, religion, age, physical limitation, national origin and in some instances sexual preference have been enacted.
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.