CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS                        

Under the Bill of Rights and the Constitution of the United States, Americans are granted specific civil rights.

A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege, which if by interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury.

Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, assembly, the right to vote, freedom from involuntary servitude, and the right to equality in public places.

Discrimination occurs when civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class

Statutes have been enacted to prevent discrimination based on a persons race, sex, religion, age, previous condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin and in some instances sexual preference.

One important right consistently discriminated against in Eastern Kentucky is the right to be affiliated with whichever political party one desires.

Americans are free to join and associate with any political party they desire-- be it Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, an Independent, or even no party at all

Discrimination can occur if someone is judged solely by the political party in which they associate. Perhaps someone suppoprted the wrong candidate in a local election or lost their job because they belonged to a different political party than his or her new boss. 

The area of Civil Rights is a vast and complex area of law, and few Eastern Kentucky attorneys actually practice in this field. If you feel that your civil rights may have been violated, contact the law office of Pillersdorf, DeRossett, & Lane today for a free appointment to discuss your case.