Erie Civil Rights Lawyer Serving Erie & Surrounding Areas Since 1981

Erie Civil Rights Attorney

Serving Erie, Waterford, and the Rest of Pennsylvania

As a citizen of the United States of America, you are automatically entitled to certain inalienable rights. As a group, these rights are known as civil rights. Civil rights laws 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 under the law, among others.

Although the United States Constitution guarantees civil rights, some individuals and institutions refuse to honor them. When your civil rights are violated, you need seasoned legal representation to protect yourself, hold your violators accountable, and fight for the compensation you deserve. Our Erie civil rights lawyer at the McNair Law Offices, PLLC, has the experience and knowledge 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.

What Constitutes a Civil Rights Violation?

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 one of your protected rights was violated. Here, the term, “protected” simply means that the law protects certain rights and characteristics, making certain acts, like discrimination, illegal.

Smoking, for example, is not a protected class, but gender is. If you are denied housing because you are a smoker, your civil rights have not been violated, but if you are denied housing because you are a woman, you might want to hire an attorney

If someone denies you access to housing or employment opportunities due to your age, gender, or another protected characteristic, you may have suffered a civil rights violation. Civil rights violations can also occur when authorities target you because of your race or act in a way that violates your civil rights (i.e. the right to privacy).

Common examples of civil rights violations include:

  • Searches and seizures without just cause
  • Being fired from a job without just cause
  • Not being promoted because of your gender
  • Any harmful decision that someone makes due to your protected characteristics

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 the perpetrator can be held liable for your suffering. 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.

Why Hire McNair Law Offices, PLLC?

Attorney McNair has been in practice for nearly 3 decades. He opened his firm in 1981 and has been treating clients with a deep sense of care and attention ever since. No matter the context of your case, our firm will bring the knowledge and experience you deserve.

Put our local lawyer on your side.

Tell us what happened at (814) 250-3662 today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Why We're The Best

  • We Have Won Settlements & Verdicts for Hundreds of Clients
  • You Pay No Legal Fees Unless We Win a Recovery for You
  • Fighting for Individuals for Nearly 40 Years
  • Decades of Personalized & Professional Legal Advocacy
  • We're Versatile & Can Handle Different Types of Claims Successfully
  • Our Firm Won’t Give up When You Need Financial Compensation

McNair Law Offices, PLLC: Legal Representation You Can Count On

Our civil rights attorney in Erie County has been protecting the people of Pennsylvania since 1981. We have helped countless people receive the justice they deserve after civil rights violations, and we are prepared to do the same for you.

If you believe you have been treated unjustly, call our office at (814) 250-3662 or contact us online to set up a free consultation as soon as possible.

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