The most basic civil rights of the U.S. are that to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. This covers the right to be able to live your life without fear of discrimination or any other infringement on your safety. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed to protect against discrimination against race, ethnicity, gender and religion. There have also since been a couple more Acts passed to protect those with disabilities and older workers.
If you or feel that any of the above rights have been infringed on for you personally or someone you know, you do not have to just continue to take it. Contact one lawyer at Quick Legal.There is legal action that can be taken against it. If it is believed that you have a case, you may receive legal remedies such as monetary compensation for financial loss due to physical damages. However, in some cases, the defendant may be assigned something called an equitable remedy. An equitable remedy is an order to do or not do something to compensate for the damage. For example, in a personal injury case due to physical abuse, the defendant may be issued a restraining order from the plaintiff.
If you feel that you may have a case for a breach in Civil Rights for either you or someone you know, it is important to find an attorney who you can seek legal advice from. For example, if you know someone who has a disability who has been having difficulties being hired and believe that employers are not hiring him or her because of his or her disability, you can first consult with an attorney to learn how both federal and your state’s laws might apply to that case. Those with disabilities also cannot legally be subjected to special testing or deprived of job-related benefits.
The only way that those with disabilities can legally be treated any differently is in order to realistically accommodate their needs. Unfortunately, this can be quite difficult to judge.
Acts relating to Civil Rights are almost always passed based harmful and maladaptive past actions. They are put in place in order for the victims in question to have a sense of safety. They are also in place so that those who commit further such offenses will know that they can’t get away with attacking people due to something that defines who the individual is and can’t change. That being said, laws relating to Civil Rights are a necessity and cannot be refuted.