Civil Rights Law
“Civil rights” are the rights of individuals to receive equal treatment (and to be free from unfair treatment or “discrimination”) in a number of settings, including education, employment, housing, police encounters, jails/correctional institutions, and more, based on certain legally-protected characteristics.
Historically, the “Civil Rights Movement” referred to efforts toward achieving true equality for African-Americans in all facets of society, but today the term “civil rights” is also used to describe the advancement of equality for all people regardless of race, sex, age, disability, national origin, religion, or certain other characteristics.
If you believe you have suffered a civil rights violation, the best place to start is to speak with an experienced Civil Rights attorney. Our attorneys have successfully litigated numerous civil rights claims. Important decisions related to your case can be complicated, including which laws apply to your situation, and who is responsible for any harm you suffered. Flynn Guymon & Garavalia will evaluate all aspects of your case and explain all options available to you in order to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. Please do not hesitate to contact us if ever you have felt discriminated against or treated unfairly because of your race, sex, gender, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.