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What Cases Does a Civil Rights Lawyer Handle?

by Whitfield Bryson | Civil Rights | Share

The term “civil rights” refers to the broad spectrum of rights afforded to us under the United States Constitution, including the freedom of speech and freedom to exercise religion. Additionally, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made illegal discrimination and segregation in public places based on one’s color, race, religion, sex, or national origin. This law gives you the right to file a complaint if you believe you were discriminated against or segregated based on any of its protected enumerated groups. Civil rights attorneys handle a variety of cases for individuals facing unwarranted hardships across the country, including discrimination, disability rights, equal pay issues, and more.

Common Civil Rights Violations

Civil rights claims are more common than you’d think. In fact, in 2018 the Supreme Court issued decisions on various such cases, including those related to labor unions, cell phone companies, political parties, and more. If your civil rights were violated, you should file a claim with the government and hire an experienced civil rights lawyer to help with your civil lawsuit. Some of the more common civil rights violations include:

  • Abuse By a Public Official
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Equal Pay Violations
  • Housing Discrimination
  • Illegal Searches
  • Police Brutality
  • Same-Sex Benefits Discrimination
  • Sexual Assault in Custody
  • Student Hazing
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Voter Intimidation

Contact a Civil Rights Lawyer

No one has the right to deny your civil rights as granted by the law. But if you’ve been the victim of police misconduct or other types of violations at the hands of the government, we’re ready to help.

You will want a civil rights lawyer if your civil liberties have been violated, including mistreatment due to race, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. When looking for an attorney to represent you, make sure you hire an attorney who has experience filing and trying civil rights lawsuits. We have handled many civil rights claims, and we understand what it takes to help you succeed in your pursuit of justice. Do not wait to contact the civil rights lawyers at Whitfield Bryson LLP today. We can explain your legal options and protect your rights.


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