Civil Rights Lawyer Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Civil rights refer to the rights of individuals to receive equal treatment and to be free from unfair treatment or discrimination in different life settings -- education, employment, housing, -- and based on certain legally protected characteristics such as gender, race, national origin, age, disability, sex, religion, etc. The term "civil rights" is also used to describe the advancement of equality for all people regardless of race, sex, age, disability, national origin, religion, or certain other characteristics.
The Civil Rights Act, a landmark piece of legislation enacted in 1964, outlawed major forms of discrimination, including race and gender discrimination. Constitutional civil rights litigation is designed to help people whose rights have been violated to obtain verdicts and settlements for employment, race, sex, age, disability, religious, and national origin discrimination, police brutality, including use of excessive force, use of deadly force, false imprisonment and false arrest, sexual assault and sexual abuse.
§ 1983 of the
Civil Rights Act made relief in the form of
money damages available to people whose rights were violated by someone acting under State authority.
"Every person who, under any color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom or usage, of any State subjects or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction…to the deprivation of any rights…secured by the Constitution…shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity or other proper proceeding for redress."
It is a way to redress violations of federally protected rights such as: First Amendment rights; Equal Protection rights and Due Process rights of Fourteenth Amendment; rights based in Constitution; rights based in statutes; Prohibition of Discrimination at work; and more.
Constitutional rights litigation has always been the focus of the Lassen Law Firm. We have tried complex constitutional civil rights cases to verdict in state and federal courts. Our vast trial experience and expertise in Section 1983 litigation, our unparalleled knowledge of the complex and constantly changing legal landscape in the area of civil rights allows us to achieve substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Types of Civil Rights Cases We Handle:
National Origin Discrimination
Personal Injury Lawyer Pennsylvania
When a person's civil rights have been violated, he or she may feel helpless. It is hard enough for people to deal with their physical symptoms and recovery, let alone the financial difficulties that are often associated with most civil rights injuries.
If your civil rights have been violated, the last thing you or your family should have to worry about is your financial security. At the Lassen Law Firm, we believe that our clients should be allowed to focus on getting better without having to stress over their future well-being. We are skilled Pennsylvania civil rights attorneys who will aggressively fight for maximum recovery of damages for our clients' serious injuries. If you have questions about a civil rights violation, call The Lassen Law Firm today for your free consultation.
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a 29% contingency fee, not the standard 45% like other firms. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.
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Authored by: Christian Lassen