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The U.S. Constitution and the constitutions in each state, along with federal and state statutes, recognize various civil rights of people. When people have their civil rights violated, they may be entitled to file legal claims to either recover financial compensation or to effect some sort of change.
In the U.S., civil rights are considered rights that every person inherently has – they are not “granted” to people by the government. However, when speaking of civil rights, people are normally referring to the rights that have been recognized by the government, such as by the federal or state constitution, by case law, or by statute. Examples of civil rights include:
Civil rights violations may be committed by the government, but they can also be committed by private entities. Employers are often the subject of claims of civil rights violations by employees. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is the federal law that codifies an employee’s civil rights in the workplace. A civil rights violation may occur at work when an employee is subjected to an adverse employment action due to a protected characteristic, such as race, religious belief, sex, or age. Examples of adverse employment actions that may give rise to civil rights violations at work include:
Title IX of the Civil Rights Act codifies the civil rights that students are entitled to while attending an educational institution that receives federal funding – this covers most institutions in the U.S. Civil rights violations that may occur in education include:
State and federal laws have also been put in place to protect people’s civil rights when they seek housing. For example, it is unlawful for landlords to deny prospective tenants or take adverse actions against tenants on the basis of:
Realtors and financial institutions are also typically prohibited by law from discriminating against prospective homebuyers based on these factors.
Finally, civil rights claims often arise in the context of law enforcement, usually when criminal suspects allege that police engaged in violations such as:
Civil rights violations by law enforcement may terminate a criminal prosecution or overturn a conviction, and also may entitle the victim of the violation to financial compensation.
Did you or a loved one incur damages and financial losses due to a civil rights violation in New Jersey? Right now, you need an aggressive civil rights attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. represent clients harmed in Fair Lawn, Fort Lee, Garfield, Mahwah, and throughout New Jersey. Call (201) 380-7687 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 340 West Passaic Street, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662.
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