Civil Rights in the United States are protections that guarantee equal rights regardless of race, gender, age, religion, political standing, and other personal identifying factors of the individual. Civil rights include security, equality, and liberty; however, the most important and prevalent category of civil rights is equality. This ensures that all people are entitled to the same rights and protections under law. Civil rights apply to various issues, some being employment discrimination, police misconduct, unlawful arrest, fair housing, education, public accommodations, and voting rights. It is vital that you know your rights so that in an instance of a civil rights violation or discrimination, you can protect them.
Historically, The Civil Rights Movement refers to the fighting efforts of Black Americans to confront blatant inequality in our society. Today, it means all of that and more. Civil rights protect not only African American people in the United States, but every person regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, political ideology, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and more, who have been victimized, wrongfully convicted, or mistreated at work or in any other realm in which there has been a direct violation of a person’s individual rights. This includes being discriminated against based off your unique identity, sexual harassment, or dealing with a hostile environment in the workplace. However, much of the relevance of these issues lies within racial discrimination. One United States Study from the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab found that job resumes with traditionally white-sounding names received 50% more callbacks than those with traditionally Black black names. In a 2019 study by the Economic Policy Institute, it was discovered that in the United States, Black black workers are less likely than white workers to be employed in a job that is consistent with their education. If you feel that you have been discriminated against based on your identity at work, reach out to us by phone or through our website.
Civil rights lawsuits can be some of the most complex cases. Civil rights that people have when prosecutors or law enforcement discriminate against them are limited. The courts have dismissed a large amounts number of civil rights cases that have yet to be heard. If you or a loved one has been discriminated against, it is important that you seek help from law professionals, and The Cochran Firm Detroit is more than ready to help you. The Cochran Firm has been fighting in the Civil Rights arena for more than 50 years. Our attorneys continue the legacy of our founder, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., who consistently fought for victims of discrimination and police misconduct. Inequality remains an issue in the United States, and we are committed to fighting racism and discrimination. We have fought tirelessly and passionately to help victims of violated civil rights and continue to fight in the courtroom every day.
If you or a loved one’s civil rights have been violated, you may have legal rights to file a claim against your perpetrator. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our civil rights attorneys, contact us today.