Your civil rights protect you from discrimination and repression, they are the right to receive equal treatment under the law. If any individual, social group, or government agency infringes upon your rights, you may be able to file suit against them.
Lawsuits must be filed within specific time frames after an offense takes place and sometimes must first be filed with state or federal agencies. For example, the laws governing the ability to file discrimination vary by state; in Georgia state agencies cannot discriminate but employers can terminate without reason. Discrimination claims have to be filed with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days of the occurrence and before filing charges with a private representative.
Navigating these legal cases can become extremely complex and may even be brought to federal courts if necessary. Having a competent civil rights attorney will make all the difference in pursuing any allegations of violation of civil rights. The legal team at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP is experienced and skilled in handling difficult civil rights cases, earning us the respect of the community and our peers.
What Are My Rights?
Your civil rights may be infringed upon in settings like housing and work environments, healthcare facilities, and educational institutes. These rights protect you against discrimination on the basis of:
- Sexual orientation
- Nation of origin
The civil rights of Americans assure justice and fairness in society. Your rights include those such as:
- The right to equal protection
- The right to due process
- The right to be free from excessive force
- The right to a fair trial
- The right to assemble
- The right to speech and expression
- The right to privacy
Many cases involving your civil and political rights may stem from an entity or individual failing to acknowledge these rights—invasion of privacy, police brutality, unlawful strip searches, racial profiling and many other circumstances may impede on your rights.
It’s important to talk to an experienced attorney to discuss any situations you believe may have violated your rights. These cases can become complicated, but you should always protect your rights. The lawyers at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP are dedicated to representing clients in civil rights cases.
Contact Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP
Your rights are protected under the constitution and the state of Georgia. Never be afraid to pursue filing charges—it is your right. Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP are the experienced Atlanta attorneys for civil rights cases.
Contact our legal team today, your first consultation is free, call: (404) 445-1411.