NEW YORK CITY CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY
Civil Rights are your guarantees by the Federal, State and Local government to certain human rights. This includes the right to vote, the right to privacy, freedom of speech and equal protection. When your Civil Rights are violated, and you suffer a physical or psychological injury as a result, you can sue for compensation. The first step is to speak to an experienced New York City civil rights lawyer to discuss your potential case.
Alyce B. Wittenstein, Esq. has been fighting for equality for over 20 years. She was a teaching assistant for the late great Haywood Burns, founded a human rights delegation to Haiti and studied with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She will bring her experience, dedication, and energy to your case. If you are looking for a New York City Civil Rights Attorney, we can help you.
The rights of citizens have evolved since the founding of our country. Back then only white men had rights. The campaign to achieve equal rights for women, minorities, and persons with disabilities has made great progress, but there is more work to do. Today, civil rights actions are based primarily on violations of the First, Fourth and Eighth Amendments of the United States Constitution. They are bolstered by Statutes such as Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act of 1972, The New York State Civil Rights Law, The New York State Human Rights Law and The New York City Human Rights Law. A New York City Civil Rights Attorney can help you assert these rights.
Some examples of Civil Rights violations are:
- Employment Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Unequal Pay
- Discrimination in Housing
- Police Misconduct
- Police Brutality;
- Excessive Force;
- False arrest and wrongful arrest;
- Police corruption;
- False confessions;
- False evidence planted by the law enforcement officer;
- False imprisonment;
- Unlawful intimidation by police officers; and
- Sexual abuse by police officers.
- Prison Abuse and Neglect
- Hate Crimes
- Destruction or vandalism of religious property
- Using force to deter the use of a healthcare facility