The SSMS team has successfully handled a broad range of cases to protect and enforce the following civil rights:
Federal & State Laws
In addition to the Bill of Rights, several federal and state laws also protect civil rights. Some examples include:
- Civil Rights Acts of 1866, 1964, and 1991
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- California Unruh Civil Rights Act
- California Bane Act
- California Labor Code
Most Common Types of Civil Rights Cases
Here at Singleton Schreiber McKenzie & Scott, we represent victims who have experienced all types of civil rights violations. However, the most common ones include:
Federal laws grant you the right to be free from discrimination based on your race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or family status. California law prohibits discrimination based on these traits, as well as discrimination based on military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and age, among others. If you believe you’ve been discriminated against because of one of these traits, you may be entitled to damages and, in some instances, an order prohibiting the discriminatory conduct.
Police officers, like the people they serve and protect, must follow the law. Because we as a society give law-enforcement officers the power to take away liberty and, in some instances, take away life, it is very important to hold bad actors accountable. If you believe you were unlawfully detained or falsely arrested, or if you think you’ve been subject to an unlawful search or seizure, or have been a victim of excessive force or another type of police misconduct, an experienced civil rights attorney can help you seek justice.