Seeking Justice for a Violation to Your Rights
Unfortunately, the rights of people get violated all the time. And despite the United States being known for its commitment to human rights, we obviously have a long way to go. Although the country has made progress along the way, violations of civil rights occur frequently. Regardless of who you are, if you live in America, you have these rights:
- The right to procedure due process
- The right to freedom of religion, speech, and assembly
- The right to petition the government
- The right to freedom from discrimination (as a member of protected class)
If you suspect that any of these rights have been violated, then now is the time to call a civil rights lawyer. The way to uphold and protect these rights is to make those who violate them accountable for their actions in the court of law.
A civil rights lawyer is a professional who advocates for individuals who have had their rights violated, whether they are an immigrant or United States citizen. A lawyer who has knowledge in civil rights specifically can assist with:
- Police brutality
- Workplace discrimination
- Hate crimes
- Sexual assault
- Use of excessive force
- Violations to wages
- Whistleblower cases
- Unlawful search and seizure
- Human trafficking
Many people are afraid to come forward about a violation to their rights because they are nervous about the cost. You may assume that taking the offender to court is beyond your reach. However, money should not be what keeps you from fair compensation and a sense of justice in the situation. Due to the nature of civil rights violations, speaking with a seasoned lawyer in this area of law is paramount.
Thank you to our friends at Johnston Martineau, PLLP for providing this information.