Each American citizen has fundamental civil rights that can not be harmed by the government ' mistreatment. The U.S. Constitution, Iowa Constitution, Illinois Constitution and legislative statutes provide these rights. These laws are to protect you against police abuse and public school mistreatment and the right to privacy. These rights include the of free speech and assembly, free press, right to carry a gun, and due process.
Each person also has statutory civil rights against discrimination by private businesses. These rights in Iowa include the right to be free from unlawful discrimination in employment, education, housing, public accommodations, and credit on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Take pride in and stand up for the civil rights of individuals when government or businesses fail to live up to their obligations to respect these rights. If you believe your rights have been violated, please contact our firm to discuss your situation with one of our several qualified attorneys.
Violation of civil rights can take place in the work place in many ways, but often are categorized as :
- Sexual Harassment
- Discrimination in hiring, firing, discipline or failure to advance
If you think you have been a victim of a violation of your civil rights, contact an attorney early. There are time lines to follow and there are documents and evidence to collect; all to determine if there is a valid claim.