After reading the following case: Naeem v. McKesson Drug Co., No. 95 C 5425, I would like to know how treating someone badly, or causing Severe Emotional Distress Violates their Civil Rights? Is extortion, blackmail, or emotional distress inflicted upon an especially vulnerable pregnant woman also a Civil Right Violation? Please Explain. I am not getting it. I thought Civil Rights were about what happened in the 1960´s.