Civil Rights Violations
Violations of a person’s civil rights are unconstitutional. Discrimination is an injustice that will not be tolerated. If you have suffered discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, or other personal characteristics, your civil rights may have been infringed. Please contact us using the form on this page or call us at 424-245-5505. You may be part of a class action lawsuit.
What Are Civil Rights?
Civil rights are the rights of people to receive equal treatment and to be free from unfair treatment or discrimination in a number of settings. Civil rights describe the advancement of equality for all people regardless of race, sex, age, disability, national origin, religion, or certain other characteristics.
Unfair treatment may include, but is not limited to, the following instances:
- Employment discrimination
- Fair housing violations
- Illegal searches and seizures and other police action
- Due process violations
Civil Rights Law
Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class. The United States has enacted several laws to protect the civil rights of individuals and minority groups. These laws are formed by the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution, the Civil Rights Act, and a number of civil rights lawsuits.
Arguably the most important civil rights law in the United States is the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It outlawed discrimination based on race, religion, sex, or national origin. While there are other classifications that receive discrimination, these are among the most important and most discriminated classes of people.
How Does This Affect Me?
If one person has experienced discrimination based on race, religion, sex, or national origin, there are probably others that have suffered the same discrimination. Individually, the discrimination is an injustice for the victim. But when viewed in total, discrimination can be an indication of a widespread and serious problem for everyone.
If a civil rights violation has occurred you may be able to bring suit on behalf of a class in order to end a discriminatory or unconstitutional practice. The class action is an important tool in the enforcement of civil rights. The advantage of using the class action procedure is that your rights can be enforced on a wider scale than is possible through an individual lawsuit. A class action can bind a class of public officials or a collection of employers who practice discrimination on a larger basis. A class action can ensure that your rights and the rights of others are protected.
Potential Civil Rights Class Action Lawsuits
It is illegal to discriminate people for their minority classification. Such discrimination is an injustice and possibly a federal offense. If you have suffered discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, or other personal characteristics, your civil rights may have been infringed. Please contact us using the form on this page or call The Class Action News at 424-245-5505. You may be part of a class action lawsuit.