Tucson Civil Rights Lawyer
Civil rights laws have been enacted to protect U.S. citizens against discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and age.
If you or a loved one has had their civil rights violated, you may be eligible to file a claim for damages. For more than two decades, our Tucson civil rights lawyers at Phillips Law Group have been protecting the legal rights of countless victims and their families throughout the state of Arizona. This includes millions in compensation on behalf of our clients, such as a $350,000 settlement for the family of a person who was shot and killed by law enforcement.
Learn more about the legal options that may be available to you during a 100 percent free consultation. There are no upfront fees to worry about. We only get paid for our services if we successfully help you obtain compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Gives us a call at 1-800-706-3000. You can reach us 24/7 over the phone or online.
Do You Have a Case?
If you have been the victim of discrimination, police brutality, or some other civil rights violation, you may have a case.
In a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced lawyers, you can talk about what happened and ask about whether you may have legal options. There is no risk or obligation in doing so. We welcome the opportunity to help.
We understand how distressing it can be for you or a loved one to be unlawfully arrested, shot by the police or have your civil rights violated in another way. Our experienced legal team at Phillips Law Group knows how to investigate these cases and gather evidence to help establish civil rights violations.
There is a limited amount of time to pursue legal action and we are ready to take your call anytime.
Phillips Law Group: 1-800-706-3000.
Civil Rights Violations That Often Occur
There are various types of civil rights violations. Some of the most common involve police misconduct, racial profiling, termination based on age, employment discrimination, and verbal or physical assaults.
Contract disputes happen when at least two parties have a written agreement and one or more parties have a disagreement about what is in the contract. One or both parties may bring legal action to attempt to enforce the terms of the contract.
Domestic abuse is generally directed toward women, usually by the woman’s partner or significant other. Victims of these cases typically seek restraining orders prior to pursing legal action. This way they are safe from the abuser.
Individuals working within the government can be discriminated against in the same way as employees working for private businesses. However, legal disputes are handled differently than in the private sector.
Housing discrimination occurs when property owners refuse to allow people in protected classes to rent or purchase housing. This form of discrimination could be because of one’s race, religion, national origin, familial status or age. Anyone who treats someone unequally in a housing decision is likely in violation of the Fair Housing Act.
Police officers are often protected from lawsuits due to misconduct while on the job. However, victims may still have the right to pursue legal action if they experience excessive police force or violence, are falsely arrested, coerced into a false confession, were illegally searched, or were victims of other abuses of authority.
Property disputes happen over real property or real estate. For instance, when neighbors disagree about the property lines or a property’s boundaries. The local government generally gets involved in these matters.
Discrimination in the workplace can occur as a result of a job applicant’s or employee’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or national origin. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against their employees based on these characteristics.
Every civil rights case is unique from the next, so it is generally a wise decision that you discuss your claim with a reputable Tucson civil rights lawyer. The attorneys at Phillips Law Group has been giving a legal voice to victims for nearly three decades.
Do Inmates Still Have Rights?
While inmates may lose their right to privacy in prison, they still have civil rights. These rights are protected by the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that prohibits excessive bail, excessive fines, or cruel and unusual punishments. A violation of these civil rights could be grounds to file a claim.
Free legal consultation. Call 1-800-706-3000.
Legal Options Available for Civil Rights Victims
If you believe that your civil rights have been violated, you may be unsure about what to do next. Depending on your situation, there may be a few legal options available to you. This could include one of the following:
Informal negotiations usually involve resolving disputes between all parties involved without having to file any paperwork or go through a long court battle. For instance, an employer and its legal representation may come together and draft an agreement detailing that the employer must pay a certain amount to the employee who agrees to give up the right to pursue any further legal action.
If an informal negotiation does not work, the next option is mediation with a skilled mediator. The mediator will work on behalf of all parties involved in an attempt to resolve a civil rights dispute. It is important to note that the mediator does not have the power to force any party to accept a resolution.
Like mediation, arbitration uses a neutral third party called the arbitrator to resolve civil rights disputes between all parties involved. One or more arbitrators have the ability to render an arbitration award, which is legally binding and enforceable in court.
Filing a Lawsuit
If no resolution has been achieved at this point, a lawsuit may be filed in state court against the person or entity who caused you harm. However, the claim may need to be filed in another court if the claim exceeds the state court’s limitations.
Reach Out to Our Tucson Civil Rights Lawyers
When someone’s civil rights are violated by police officers, employers, or other government entities, he or she may be eligible to pursue compensation.
Get in touch with one of our qualified Tucson civil rights lawyers at Phillips Law Group today. We are prepared to review your situation, discuss your legal options, and determine whether you may be able to pursue legal action. If we represent you, we can defend your best interest throughout the legal process. We offer free consultations and there are no upfront costs or fees unless we help you obtain compensation.