Federal law provides two primary sources that protect the civil rights of American citizens. As the first source, the United States Constitution contains 10 Amendments that are referred to as the Bill of Rights. According to the Bill of Rights, you receive legal protections such as Miranda Rights, as well as the right to practice free speech, peacefully assemble, and not have to participate in an illegal search and seizure. The Bill of Rights forms the foundation of our nation’s civil rights. One of the answers to the question, “When should I get a civil rights attorney?” is when one of your Constitutional rights is violated.
The second source of civil rights in the United States is called Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Under Title VII, employers are prohibited from harassing or discriminating against workers based on several demographic factors that include race, gender, and national origin. If you face discrimination and/or harassment in the workplace, you have the second answer to the question, “When should I get a civil rights attorney?”
An experienced lawyer who specializes in litigating civil rights cases has a profound understanding of the laws that protect the civil rights of Americans. A highly-skilled litigator knows how to gather and organize the evidence required to either reach a favorable settlement or win a legal judgment issued by a judge or jury. Civil rights cases typically require the testimony of witnesses to support the evidence submitted during the trial and settlement phases of the litigation process.
With more than three decades of experience representing clients, Morgan & Morgan devotes a division of its law firm to handling civil rights cases. Our highly-rated team of civil rights litigators works on a contingency fee basis, which allows our clients to hold onto their money until we reach a settlement or achieve a favorable civil lawsuit decision. When you meet with one of your lawyers for a free case evaluation, the attorney sitting across from you determines whether you have a strong enough case to take legal action against a party that violated your legally granted civil rights.
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