In the United States, we have laws in place that are meant to protect the civil rights of individuals from discrimination. These civil rights laws are also in place to guarantee certain privileges for everyone. As a Washington D.C. civil rights litigation lawyer can explain, these privileges include:
These laws mean that no government organization, no private individual, and no social organizations can infringe upon a person’s freedom, repress that person, or discriminate against them.
At Eric Siegal Law, we have spent more than 30 years passionately fighting for the civil rights of all individuals. Each Washington D.C. civil rights litigation lawyer from our firm has extensive experience in civil rights violation cases involving:
Under both federal and state law, it is illegal for a company to discriminate against an employee or potential employee based on their age, ethnicity, gender, race, or any other reason. Some of the common issues of employment discrimination our clients have faced include:
Some of the common issues of sexual harassment our clients have faced include:
If you feel you have been a victim of employment discrimination or sexual harassment, a civil rights litigation lawyer in Washington D.C. from our firm can help. In these types of cases, your attorney can pursue multiple damages, including unpaid wages and benefits, the loss of future wages and benefits, emotional anguish, punitive damages, attorney’s fees, and more.
Civil Rights Violations by Police
The legal team at our firm has also represented many clients whose civil rights were violated by law enforcement. Unfortunately, there are some police officers who fail to follow the standards of action and behavior that federal and state laws require them to. Some of the more egregious behaviors that some of our clients have suffered include:
If you have been a victim of a civil rights violation, no matter who the party that committed the violation was, contact Eric Siegal Law to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a civil rights litigation lawyer Washington D.C. victims trust and find out what legal recourse you may have.