The United States Constitution, together with other federal, state, and local laws, prohibits government actors, municipalities, police, businesses, school officials, employers, and individuals from discriminating against anyone because of their religion, race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Civil rights are personal rights guaranteed to citizens, and if those rights have been violated, you may be eligible to file a claim against the violator for the harm the person or organization has caused.
HoganWillig has prosecuted and defended government agencies and personnel at all levels regarding civil rights claims. Our seasoned trial team is well versed in 42 U.S. 1983, as well as NYSHRL 296 in addition to the common law causes of action under Bivens. Understanding situational protection of your rights is difficult, and proving your case can be even more complicated. That’s why it’s helpful to discuss your matter with an experienced civil rights attorney.