What Does a Civil Rights Attorney Do?

Civil Rights Attorney Chicago

The unfortunate truth is that people in our country face discrimination and hardship every single day. Individuals are denied the same opportunities offered to others due to unlawful and unfair perceptions, actions, and practices of others. This is not acceptable.

A civil rights attorney advocates on behalf of individuals who cannot fight for themselves. We specialize in tackling cases involving the rights and liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and other legislation. We are constantly advocating on behalf of individuals whose fundamental human rights have been denied.

Civil rights attorneys fight cases involving the following.

  • Age discrimination
  • Discrimination due to color
  • Discrimination due to religion
  • Discrimination due to race or nationality
  • Defending the rights of those in institutions, including state and government run nursing homes and prisons
  • Issues involving equal pay, voting rights, and employee rights
  • Protecting the rights set out in the constitution of the US as well as many other issues

Both defendants (the organization, persons, or person whom the action is taken against) and plaintiffs (the person bringing the civil right action) are entitled to be represented by a civil rights attorney. We are commonly asked to participate in cases where fundamental civil rights such as employment or services are denied to the plaintiff due to their age, gender, or ethnicity. A civil suit is brought against the defendant by the plaintiff in pursuit of compensation for the perceived breach of their civil rights.

Civil rights attorneys involved in cases of a criminal nature such as hate crimes. Hate crimes can be classified as any criminal offense such as assault, arson, or vandalism, as long as the action was motivated either in part or in whole by the defendant’s bias against the sexual orientation, gender, religious brief, disability or gender identity of the plaintiff.

Do I need a Civil Rights Attorney?

If your civil liberties have been violated, you should consult a civil rights attorney.

Here are some of the most common civil rights violations

  • Unlawful and unreasonable searches and seizures
  • Cruel and unusual punishment
  • Denial of promotion or loss of employment due to discrimination
  • Abuse of power by public officials
  • Any discrimination from insincere beliefs

If you believe your fundamental human rights have been violated, then you need to consult an attorney with specific expertise in the field of Civil rights. They can assist in assessing your case and filing any claim with the government.

We employ a team of attorneys who have a passion for protecting individuals’ rights against unfair and unjust discrimination and harassment. They have extensive experience representing people in a vast range of cases including sexual harassment, gender discrimination, employer retaliation and disability discrimination.

Hiring an attorney with compassion and understanding helps minimize the stress and anxiety caused by the violation of your civil liberties and rights. It’s OK to be angry and perfectly natural to be upset. But a failure to act will do an injustice to yourself and others. You have the right to be treated the same as everyone else.

Contact the Sam Adam Jr. Law Group, your experienced civil rights attorney in Chicago today for a free consultation.

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