Seattle Civil Rights Attorney
Protecting Companies against Civil Rights Claims
Our civil rights are fundamental to protecting us from an oppressive government. At NWBizLaw, protecting the liberties on which we all depend is one of our highest honors. Some of the most meaningful cases in our firm’s history have involved successfully confronting such abuses of power on behalf of our clients.
If the government has violated your civil rights in a clear way and caused you or your company substantial damages or injuries, we will be honored to stand with you. In such cases, our mission is to protect you from further abuse and discrimination, obtain full compensation for your injuries, and send a loud and clear message to the government that the People will not tolerate abusive behavior. That is what it means to us to be Americans.
Learn more about what our civil rights attorney can do for you by calling (206) 565-0090 today.
Types of Civil Rights Violations
The first step in determining whether a civil rights violation has occurred is understanding what these rights are, and what it may look like when an official or institution violates them.
At their core, civil rights are protections created by the government to protect our basic human rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. State and federal governments outline certain protected classes (e.g. race, sex, religion, etc.) that cannot serve as the basis for discrimination. Individuals, businesses, and government agencies and officials are all capable of violating civil rights, and they can all be held accountable in a court of law.
Illegal government discrimination takes many forms. Here are a few common examples:
- An official may make false complaints or make up rules that harm you. These are due process violations, hindering your right as a citizen to fair treatment in your trial process.
- A local government may deny you a business license because of your race or religion. This is an equal protection violation, or discrimination for a class that is protected by the Constitution.
- A government official searches you or your property without cause. This violates your right against unreasonable search and seizure.
- The government prosecutes you after you peacefully and legally protest its unjust actions. This is a violation of your freedom of protest.
One of our most widely misunderstood rights is our freedom of speech. If a workplace, church, or private institution keeps you from voicing your opinions, this is not a violation of your civil rights. Because each type of freedom is highly nuanced and dependent on circumstantial factors, you will need the support of a skilled attorney before deciding to take action. At NWBizLaw, our attorney for violation of civil rights in Seattle will gather every detail of the incident and determine whether an entity violated your civil rights. If so, this is an intolerable breach of your American freedoms, and we will not stand for it.