Civil Rights Violations

Civil Rights Violations

As citizens of Louisiana and of the United States, we all have inherent rights and responsibilities. But, when you face discrimination in employment, public accommodation, education, housing, or voting, you need someone who will work hard for justice for you.

With over 50  years of experience fighting for the rights of citizens of Louisiana, the civil rights attorneys of the Smith Law Firm have successfully litigated numerous cases in state and federal courts in Louisiana. We stand prepared to take on your case.

Civil Rights Violation Attorney in Baton Rouge, Louisiana: the Smith Law Firm

As your civil rights attorney, we will work diligently to preserve your freedom and dignity throughout your case. Under both state and federal law, you are given certain rights that should not be infringed upon by any person or entity.

Our team handles civil rights violations such as:

  • Police misconduct
  • Discrimination in public accommodation, education, housing, and voting
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Due Process
  • Searches and Seizures
  • Voter Suppression
  • Constitutional Torts/42 U.S.C. § 1983 Actions

Laws That Protect Civil Rights

Civil rights laws guarantee basic human rights, requiring that individuals receive equal treatment and prohibiting discrimination in a number of settings. Such laws include:

  • Fair Housing Act (FHA):
    Prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on an individual’s status in a protected class including race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.
  • Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:
    Prohibits sex discrimination in education programs that receive federal funds.
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:
    Prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, religion, color, sex, national origin and sexual orientation.
  • 42 U.S.C. § 1983 – Gives citizens the right to seek damages and injunctive relief against Government officials who act under color of state law to violate their rights under federal law.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA):
    Prohibits the denial or restriction of the right to vote and forbids discriminatory voting practices nationwide.

Meet with the Smith Law Firm Today to Discuss Your Civil Rights Claim

As citizens of the United States, we hope that our inherent rights are protected in all aspects of life. Unfortunately, many individuals and entities will infringe upon those rights, trying to stop others from reaching their full potential, or simply by holding them to a dated standard that hurts a protected group of citizens.

We know how difficult it can be to fight against these injustices, especially when they occur at the hands of an employer, housing provider, or a law enforcement agency.

At the Smith Law Firm, we use our knowledge of the legal system to fight vigorously on your behalf. Call us at 225-383-7716 to speak with a Louisiana civil rights attorney today.

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