Civil Rights Attorney Maryland
If your rights have been violated in a discriminatory event or in a situation like police brutality, a civil rights attorney in Maryland can help.
Civil Rights Violations
When an individual’s civil rights are denied based on their gender, race, disability, etc., it is considered discrimination. Most people instinctively feel that these violations are grounds for a lawsuit, even if they haven’t studied the law. However, you cannot protect your rights if you do not know what they are.
Civil rights are expansive and designed specifically to protect individuals from discrimination. They are the rights of individuals to receive fair treatment when it comes to securing housing or employment, the criminal justice system, education, public accommodations, and more, despite their age, race, gender, religion, and so on.
If you experience a violation of your rights, such as being subject to unreasonable search and seizure, excessive force, or discriminatory practices, you have options. A civil rights attorney in Maryland will listen to your experience and help you move forward in the legal system if you have a case.
Civil Rights Laws
Civil rights law is largely mandated through federal legislation, such as the following:
- Age Discrimination Act of 1975
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Fair Housing Act
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Voting Rights Act of 1965
Civil rights decisions have also come about from the U.S. Supreme Court and from states passing their own laws. For instance, certain states may have passed additional protections on top of what the federal government has done. One example of this is with civil rights protections for LGBTQ people.
Working with a Civil
If you believe your civil rights have been violated for any reason, you may be able to file a legal claim. Attorneys Mirriam Seddiq and Justin Eisele of Seddiq Law are dedicated to standing up for the rights of their clients and helping them achieve justice.
Working with a civil rights lawyer can help you feel less alone when you are facing the justice system. An experienced attorney will help determine what laws apply to your case and seek compensation for your pain and suffering. If your rights have been violated, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Seddiq Law.