Civil Rights Litigation

Civil Rights Litigation

Discrimination and Prison Litigation

The US Constitution guarantees certain rights to everyone, regardless of who you may be or your place in society.  Civil rights protect your ability to participate in society without discrimination or repression, and without infringement of those rights by government, organizations, or private individuals.

At Moore Becker Smarto & Acosta, P.C, our team of experienced attorneys is ready to help preserve your civil  rights, and our experience speaks to the kinds of civil rights abuses that American still face every day.  These include:

  • Housing discrimination. If you are unable to purchase a home or rent an apartment due to race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, you may have a civil rights case.
  • Employer retaliation. Civil rights may also be involved when an employer retaliates against an employee for standing up against sexual harassment or job discrimination.
  • Sexual assault and abuse under some circumstances. Civil rights laws prohibit gender-based violence and harassment at work, in educational settings, in housing, and by government employees.
  • Prison abuse. We often hear of inadequate medical care in prison, abuse by corrections officers, or simply dangerous conditions.
  • Police conduct and wrongful convictions. The justice system does not always guarantee fair treatment. Civil rights can be violated through the use of excessive force, false arrests, malicious prosecution, and more.

Whenever you have to stand up for your civil rights, you need the professional help of the experienced legal team at Moore Becker Smarto & Acosta, P.C. Civil Rights lawsuits can result in money damages and may be brought in federal court against those who would deny you your constitutional freedoms.

Call Moore Becker Smarto & Acosta today at 724-838-8422.