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What a Civil Rights lawyer can do for you

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.

Why hire a Civil rights attorney

A civil rights attorney helps protect the personal rights granted to you by the government. When someone violates those rights, a civil rights attorney can help you make them stop these violations, or repay you for any damage they have done to you. Your civil rights are spelled out in federal and state constitutions and in discrimination laws. In fact, civil rights attorneys are sometimes called discrimination attorneys because they frequently handle cases involving a person being treated differently based on gender, age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

Did you know?

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