What Are the Different Types of Civil Rights Cases in New York City?
When civil rights have been violated by individuals, government agencies, employers, law enforcement, or any other party, you may have legal recourse. Our firm handles all civil rights cases including but not limited to:
- Police misconduct, brutality, racial profiling
- False arrest
- The use of excessive force
- Malicious prosecution
- Employment discrimination
- Sexual harassment in the workplace and hostile work environments
- Hate speech and hate crimes
- Voting interference or suppression
- Destruction of property based on bias and discrimination
- Wrongful convictions
- Wrongful death
- Misconduct by city, county, or other governmental officials
- Sexual or other abuse of individuals in jails or prison by law enforcement or prison employees
As a U.S. resident, you have been granted equal opportunity and treatment in all social areas, such as housing, education, employment, social services where eligible, and more. You cannot be discriminated against because of your race, age, gender, disability, religion, or national origin. These rights have been guaranteed under such laws as The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other laws.
Unfortunately, many in our society are still victims of civil rights violations, such as African-Americans, gays and lesbians, Hispanics, Muslims, and others. An example of this is the “stop and frisk” practice by New York law enforcement that is unjustly used for racial profiling and wrongful arrests. Other examples are wrongful prosecution carried forth against minorities without probable cause as well as racial or gender slurs at work, denial of jobs, promotions, or other benefits based on race, sex, religion, and more.
Why You Need the Help of the Civil Rights Lawyers at Hamilton Clarke, LLP
Standing up to government officials, law enforcement, employers, and others can be a daunting proposition in the face of civil rights violations. These violations can encompass many actions and scenarios which our firm has successfully defended in local courts. When facing such violations, you need a strong advocate who understands state and federal law and who cannot be intimidated. Our NYC civil rights lawyers are deeply committed to fighting for equal treatment and justice for all individuals residing throughout the boroughs of New York City.