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Bridgeport Civil Rights Lawyer

Bridgeport Civil Rights Lawyer Defends Against Civil Liberties Violations

Thanks to our forefathers and the U.S. Constitution, Americans are able to enjoy basic freedoms such as the freedom of speech, freedom from police brutality, and freedom of association, just to name a few. If those rights are violated, a person or group of persons has the right to file a civil rights violation lawsuit, and though the going will be tough throughout the duration of the trial, with strong evidence and a knowledgeable attorney on their side, they have the potential to win.

The Bridgeport civil rights lawyers at the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline have dedicated the last three decades of their lives and their careers to protecting the civil liberties of Chicagoans and residents of surrounding suburbs. If you believe that your rights have been violated in any way, reach out to our team today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

Know When Your Civil Rights Have Been Violated

Employment Discrimination

Civil rights is a tricky area of the law as many civil rights violations are not blatantly obvious. For instance, a common violation that we deal with is employment discrimination. An employee may come to us and claim that they had been passed over for a promotion because of their race/religion/ gender/age/sexual orientation etc. While their claims may be valid, it is often difficult to prove that an employer’s bias led to their decision to promote another employee. To support the employee’s claim, we would do the following:

  • Look for a history of employees of a minority class being passed over for promotions;
  • Compare the credentials of both the plaintiff and the promoted employee;
  • Compare each employee’s histories with the company, their contributions to the company, and their performance review reports; and
  • Talk to department managers.

If all of the evidence points towards the fact that the employer has an obvious bias, the plaintiff has a good chance of winning their employment discrimination case.

Some types of discrimination to look out for in the work force include:

  • Pregnancy discrimination;
  • Gender discrimination;
  • Age discrimination;
  • Racial discrimination;
  • Disability discrimination;
  • Religious discrimination; and
  • Sexual orientation discrimination.

Police Brutality

Stories of police brutality seem to be making the headlines a lot lately. Police officers are in a position of power, and while it is their duty to protect and serve, some officers take advantage of their position to infringe upon other’s civil rights. While the term “police brutality” brings to mind images of police officers physically assaulting an individual or even using their weapons against them, police brutality can also entail the following:

  • Using psychological intimidation to obtain a confession from a suspect;
  • Racial profiling or using racial slurs;
  • Humiliating a driver with verbal attacks during a routine traffic stop;
  • Applying handcuffs with excessive force; and
  • Police correction of any kind.

Contact Our Bridgeport Civil Rights Lawyers Right Away

If you believe that you are a victim of discrimination, police brutality, or any other type of civil rights violation, reach out to the Bridgeport civil rights violation attorneys at the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline to schedule your free consultation today.