Civil Rights Violations
California State and Federal Civil Rights laws prohibit discrimination against any person on the basis of, among other things, the person’s race, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability or perceived disability. Discrimination or interference with a person’s civil rights by another gives rise to an action for damages against the offending party. Some examples of the rights protected by law include: the freedom of speech, press, and assembly; the right to vote; freedom from involuntary servitude; the right to equality in public places; and the right to full and equal accommodations, privileges, and services in all business establishments.
- What Is Your Experience In Handling Civil Rights Cases In California?
- What Is Civil Rights Law And How Do They Work In The United States?
- What Are Some Examples Of Ways That Workers’ Civil Rights Are Violated?
- What Are Some Examples Of Disability Discrimination That You See?
- What Are Potential Resolutions To Employees Civil Rights Violation Cases?
- Which Business And Public Accommodations Protections Are Available Under California Law?
- If A Company Has A Harassment and Discrimination Policy Does It Impact A Civil Lawsuit Regarding Sex Or Gender Discrimination?
- Which State Laws In California Would Cover Sex And Gender Discrimination?
- Are People Reluctant Or Scared To File Claims Against Government And Police Misconduct?
- What Laws Protect People When It Comes To Police And Government Misconduct?
- Do Most Government And Police Misconduct Cases Go To Trial?
There are several State and Federal laws that protect individuals against discrimination. These laws include the following:
Civil Rights and Discrimination Laws
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- The Unruh Civil Rights Act
- Tom Bane Civil Rights Act
- The Ralph Act
- Equal Pay Act
- Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
A person who was the victim of discrimination may be entitled to recover actual and compensatory damages, punitive damages, civil penalties, injunctive relief. In addition, a victim who prevails in court may be entitled to an award of reasonable costs and attorney fees.
Contact Fair Employment Lawyers at Kaplan Weiss LLP if you believe you may be a victim of discrimination. We are experienced in handling discrimination cases and can often take your case on a contingency basis.
What Types Of Civil Rights Cases Does Your Firm Typically Handle?
Civil rights law is a body of federal, state and local laws that protect important and fundamental rights of equality and freedom from discrimination. Some of the cases our firm handles involve the Unruh Civil Rights Act, Section 1981…Read More
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