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Civil Rights in Law ◊ West Trenton, New Jersey, Lawyers

Both federal and state laws exist to prevent or redress discrimination, whether by private persons or public agencies, on the basis of age, sex, race, orientation, or religious belief. We consider ourselves fierce defenders of those civil rights, and we explore every possible avenue when preparing a case for filing. In the United States, there should be no second class citizens.

Perhaps more importantly, public officials should never subject any person to second class treatment, citizens and non-citizens alike. Federal law has long recognized the right of any person to seek redress in federal courts for denial of civil rights by government agencies or officials. 42 United States Code Section 1983 sets forth the benchmark for such actions, known commonly by reference to that section of the civil rights laws as "1983 actions".

The term "civil rights case" has many applications, including the most common scenarios for denial of those rights, including:

  • Police Misconduct
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Megan's Law Abuse
  • Institutional Abuse

To schedule a consultation with a civil litigation attorney at Furlong and Krasny, contact our offices online.