Civil Rights Law
The United States was founded upon a guaranteed set of rights and liberties afforded to its citizens. Civil rights, at their core, are the guaranteed rights that all individuals receive equal treatment and protection under the law. This includes in situations involving applications for housing, education, and employment.
Discrimination often involves the violation of civil rights and can occur in a number of ways. The violation of basic civil rights principles includes discrimination based on age, gender, ethnicity, race, and sexual orientation. This type of discrimination can occur in numerous ways, for example:
- Denial of housing application based on race of applicant
- Denial of employment due to sexual orientation or age
- Denial of promotion based on race
- Denial of college entry based on race
Civil rights law has been an issue for decades as many areas of the country struggle to come to grips with the federal protections which are mandated for all citizens. It is important to recognize that you and every person receive the same federal and state protections. The federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals from discriminatory practices, and the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 also protects individuals from discrimination based on gender, color, race, age, sexual orientation, or disability.
If you believe your civil rights have been violated, consult with an attorney as soon as possible after the discrimination occurs. An attorney will help you sort through the facts and history of the issue to determine whether your civil rights were violated.
The country has gone through decades of turbulence concerning civil rights actions, and it is important to continue to bring claims against individuals who have violated these constitutional protections. Every individual has the right to a college education, the right to a career, and the right to housing. The failure of an entity or other individual to honor the same criteria to every applicant is a blatant violation of these basic civil rights and should be dealt with accordingly.
Rodal Law | South Florida Civil Rights Attorney
If you or a loved one have experienced discrimination which violates federal and state laws, do not hesitate to contact Rodal Law. Your rights are constitutionally protected, and the failure of an employer or other corporation to follow these guidelines can result in severe penalties and fines. Contact our South Florida office today near Broward and Miami-Dade County for your initial free consultation. We will meet with you to discuss the intricacies of your case and determine whether a claim can be made against the offending party.