Civil Rights Violations
Have Your Civil Rights Been Violated?
Civil rights are the rights of individuals to receive equal treatment and be free from discrimination in many settings, including employment, education, housing, and more. Today, the term “civil rights” is used to describe equality for all people regardless of age, sex, race, disability, national origin, religion, or other characteristics.
EXAMPLES OF CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS INCLUDE:
- Hate crime.
- “Color of law” abuses by public officials (such as police brutality.
- Human trafficking and involuntary servitude.
- Employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation.
- Racial discrimination.
- Housing discrimination (Department of Housing and Urban Development).
- Welfare (denial of benefit income, rehabilitation, or other services).
- Voting rights (redistricting, failure to provide voting information, etc.).
- Lack of disability access in medical facilities.
- Special education discrimination for children with disabilities.
- Prisoner and inmate claims against federal officials.