As a citizen of the United States of America, you are automatically granted inalienable rights. As a group these rights are known as civil rights. They provide you with the freedom of speech, the right to choose your own residence, the right to vote, and the right to receive fair and equal treatment, among others.
Though the United States Constitution guarantees civil rights, they are not always honored. When these rights are violated, you need seasoned legal representation to protect yourself, to hold your violators accountable, and to fight for the damages your rights violation caused. The Erie civil rights lawyers at the McNair Law Offices, PLLC, has the experience and the knowledge that you need to help you fight for justice in matters that pertain to your fundamental rights as an American.
We will do everything in our power to ensure that you receive justice when your rights have been violated.
How do you know when your civil liberties have been violated? The first thing to consider is if you were discriminated against based on your membership in a protected class, or if a protected right was violated. "Protected" simply means that a certain right is protected by the law, making discrimination illegal. For example, smokers face legal discrimination all the time when it comes to housing. However, being denied access to housing or employment based on protected rights is illegal.
Common examples of civil rights violations include:
Protected classes include gender, race, religion, disability, nationality, immigration status, and sexual orientation. Discrimination or unfair treatment based on these factors is punishable by law and makes the perpetrator liable for legal action. If you are the victim of a rights violation, you have the right to hold your wrongdoer accountable in court for the damage they caused you.
Our civil rights attorneys in Erie County have been protecting the people of Pennsylvania since 1981. We have helped countless people receive the justice they deserve when their civil rights are violated, and we are prepared to do the same for you. If you believe you have been treated unjustly, call our office to set up a free consultation as soon as possible.
Call (814) 389-1771 to speak with our firm in a free case consultation, or contact us through our simple online form.