What Does A Civil Rights Attorney do?

October 27, 2018

Sadly, every day individuals across the country face hardship or discrimination and are denied opportunities due to unfair practices, perceptions, and actions. It is the job of a civil rights attorney to stand up on behalf of those individuals, as they are specialized in cases involving an individual’s human rights and they act as advocates for the rights and liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and legislation.

Cases in which a civil rights attorney would become involved include age discrimination, issues that affect the disabled, discrimination due to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, protecting the rights of people in institutions including residents of government-run nursing homes and prisons, equal pay issues, employee rights, voting rights, rights set down by the bill of rights of the U.S. constitution, among a number of other issues.

A person who is bringing a civil rights case to court (a plaintiff) or a person or organization that the action is taken against (the defendant) can hire a civil rights attorney.

Civil rights attorneys commonly participate in civil cases in which a service or employment is denied to a person due to that person’s ethnicity, gender, or age. The plaintiff brings a civil suit against a defendant for compensation for a perceived discrimination.

However, the attorney can also get involved in criminal cases including hate crimes in which a characteristic of a person is the cause of an act of violence upon that person.

When Would I Need A Civil Rights Attorney?

You will want a civil rights attorney if you feel that your civil liberties have been violated. He or she can assist you in issues involving your mistreatment due to your race, religion, gender, or disability.

Common types of civil rights violations include:

  • Unreasonable search and seizures
  • Cruel and unusual punishment
  • Losing a job or passed over for a promotion due to discrimination
  • Abuse by a public official
  • Discrimination due to an insincere belief

If you believe that your civil rights have been violated, then you need to file a claim with the government and hire an attorney whose specific knowledge is in the field of civil rights.

The team at Fears Nachawati is passionate about protecting individuals against unjust and unfair harassment or discrimination and we have represented cases covering a wide-range of civil rights issues, including gender discrimination, disability discrimination, employer retaliation, sexual harassment, as well as numerous others.

Having an understanding and compassionate lawyer on your side can help minimize the anxiety and stress that often arise when you feel your civil rights or liberties have been violated. Contact the experienced civil rights lawyers at Fears Nachawati for a confidential evaluation of your case without charge or further obligation.

Don’t wait to exercise your rights, give the team at Fears Nachawati a call at (866) 705-7584 or visit one of our offices located throughout the great state of Texas, including in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin.

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