Avondale Civil Rights Lawyers
One of the many benefits of living in the U.S. is you have many civil rights, such as the right to not be discriminated against by your employer based on race, gender, disability or age. Unfortunately, civil rights are often infringed by businesses, government entities, civil servants, landlords and others.
Victims should consider meeting with an experienced attorney to discuss filing a claim against the person or entity who infringed on your rights. You may be eligible for compensation for damages suffered.
The Avondale civil rights lawyers at Phillips Law Group have extensive knowledge of civil rights laws and steps that can be taken to help victims. We have been defending the rights of Arizona residents for more than 27 years and have recovered millions in compensation on their behalf. We recovered $350,000 for the family of someone who was shot and killed by the police.
The consultation is free and confidential and there is no obligation to take legal action. Our firm can be reached by phone or online contact form 24/7.
Phillips Law Group: 1-800-706-3000.
Do I Have a Case?
This is a question you should discuss with a licensed attorney, as there are many factors to consider, such as applicable laws, what happened in your situation, damages suffered and who may be held liable.
The attorneys at Phillips Law Group have extensive knowledge of the laws that often apply to these cases and how to build a strong argument for those whose rights were infringed in some way.
There is no obligation to take legal action if we validate your claim in a free consultation.
Our attorneys are here to help.
Types of Civil Rights Violations That Often Occur
As stated earlier, Americans have numerous civil rights protected by state and federal laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Common examples of violations of these laws include:
- Excessive force during an arrest
- Police brutality and other forms of misconduct
- Unlawfully arresting someone
- Domestic abuse
- Discriminating against someone in the hiring process
- Basing employment decisions on discrimination
- Housing discrimination
If you are unsure if you have a case, you can contact us to review your situation. Our Avondale civil rights lawyers welcome the chance to review what happened and what your next steps may be.
Reach our firm by phone anytime: 1-800-706-3000.
Common Cases That Often Arise
While there are many different types of civil rights cases that often arise, many of them fall under one of the following categories:
This refers to unlawful or discriminatory actions by police officers, such as unlawful arrest, racial profiling, or excessive force or brutality during an arrest. There are laws that grant police officers and other law enforcement officials immunity from lawsuits over activities involved in their jobs. However, if you can prove your civil rights were violated, these laws may not apply and you may have a valid claim for compensation.
Discrimination in Employment
This refers to an employer making decisions based purely on certain characteristics, like your race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or familial status. Employment decisions could include things like hiring or firing, advancement or promotion. Employers can make decisions on these things based on job performance, experience, education and other similar factors, but they cannot decide these things based on a protected class.
These are often disputes between two homeowners who live right next to each other. For example, neighbors may disagree over property lines. These lines are often established by towns and municipalities. These claims are often filed against local government entities.
Victims may be eligible for damages, such as medical bills and pain and suffering. Victims usually do not file claims until they are away from the abuser in a safe place. They may need to file protective orders during the legal process to try to stay safe.
These disputes arise when two parties who signed a contract have a dispute about the terms of the contract. One side may not want to hold to the terms of the contract and the other side may be trying to hold the other party to what was originally agreed to.
These are similar to employment discrimination claims except they involve government employees.
What Should I do if My Rights Were Violated?
There are a few ways you may be able to resolve a civil rights claim, such as informal negotiation, mediation, arbitration or a lawsuit.
This is a discussion about the situation between both parties. It may be possible to avoid a long legal battle simply by talking about what happened and figuring out a satisfactory resolution of the situation.
This is more formal than a negotiation because a trained mediator is brought in to help reach a favorable resolution. However, the mediator does not have the authority to impose a resolution on both parties. Both parties must agree to a resolution.
This is much less expensive and time-consuming than a lawsuit. At least one arbitrator is brought in as a neutral third party to come up with an arbitration award. This award is legally binding and can be enforced.
This is the last resort to resolve a civil rights dispute. Depending on the specifics of the claim, you may either file in state or federal court.
You can discuss these options with a licensed Avondale civil rights lawyer in a free consultation. There are no upfront fees or obligations. Call Phillips Law Group today at 1-800-706-3000.
Do I Still Have Rights in Prison?
While many of your freedoms are taken away as a prisoner, you cannot be subject to cruel and unusual punishment. You still have rights under the U.S. Constitution. If your loved one’s rights were violated while in prison, call our attorneys to discuss possible legal options.
Call Phillips Law Group for a Free Consultation with an Avondale Civil Rights Attorneys
Civil rights cases can be quite complicated, as there may be multiple issues to consider and laws to review. You can discuss your situation for free, with no obligation to take legal action, with an experienced Avondale civil rights lawyer from Phillips Law Group.
For nearly three decades, our firm has been defending the rights of injury victims in Arizona in a variety of cases. The consultation is completely confidential, and our lawyers do not get paid unless we recover compensation for you.