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Have your civil rights been violated?

Have you been turned down for a job, apartment, loan, or other opportunity because of your skin color, religion, disability, gender, or other personal characteristic? If so, you may have had your civil rights violated and be entitled to file a legal claim.

Civil rights cases are complex and may involve several different government agencies. For example, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development all handle different types of claims. Your state’s agencies may be involved too. What steps do you take next? An experienced civil rights attorney will guide you through the maze of filing a discrimination suit and ensure the best possible outcome for your complaint.

In the United States, discrimination is against the law in the following areas:
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Government benefits and services
  • Lending and credit
  • Health care access
  • Public accommodations such as retail stores, restaurants, and movie theaters
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Voting
  • Land use or zoning


And it is illegal to be treated differently based on any of the following characteristics:
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Ethnicity
  • National origin
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Sexual orientation

It’s important to discuss your incident with an experienced civil rights attorney who can determine if you have a potential case.