Civil Rights Lawyers

Why hire a Civil Rights attorney?

If someone has violated your civil rights by discriminating against you, it may be time to contact a civil rights attorney. Federal and state constitutions and discrimination laws define the extent of your civil rights. Law firms specializing in civil rights know how to protect the rights of a person who is singled out at work or in public based on gender, age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, for example. Your civil rights lawyers will advise you on whether you have a case.

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Between 1990-2006, employment discrimination accounted for about half of all civil rights filings in U.S. district courts.
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