Civil Rights Laws are a series of rights that are shared by all that, if infringed or inhibited, could be a cause for action. The right to vote, freedom of speech and expression, and the expectation of equality in public places are all examples of civil rights. These rights are protected at a number of levels, from federal law to local ordinances.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 specifically cites race, color, sex, religion or national origin. Local ordinances might extend to categories such as sexual orientation depending on the location. Other civil rights legislation protects against retaliation, as in the NO FEAR Act of 2002. Congress has also passed legislation to protect against age discrimination in employment. Gender discrimination has been taken on in the Equal Pay Act. Both the Americans with Disability Act and the Rehabilitation Act protect the disabled from discrimination. This list is by no means all inclusive. Both state and local statutes fill in many areas that federal legislation either does not or can not reach.
Each civil rights law has a very specific scope, protecting specific individuals in specific environments. If you believe that your civil rights have been violated, you may benefit from a consultation with a civil rights attorney at Melehy & Associates.
Melehy & Associates is a law firm of experienced trial lawyers with a commitment to aggressive and effective representation of the civil rights of the individuals and businesses we serve. We are conveniently located in Silver Spring, Maryland and serve clients from Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, and Charles Counties in Maryland and Washington D.C. Our trial lawyers and attorneys aggressively defend the civil rights of our clients in federal and state courts, in administrative hearings, and in alternative dispute resolution.
For more information on specific categories of discrimination, please see our other practice areas which cover in more depth the specific types of discrimination you might be encountering.
Plantiffs' Personal Injury
Melehy & Associates law firm represents individuals and families who have been the victims of the negligent or intentional behavior of another. The victims of personal injury are entitled to financial compensation for their medical and property expenses, incidental costs caused by the accident, and may be entitled to additional damages to cover future expenses, pain and suffering, or other injuries. Personal injury cases may arise as a result of a variety of incidents, including medical negligence, nursing home abuse and neglect, and automobile accidents. The goal of our firm is to make sure that personal injury victims, survivors and beneficiaries are maximally compensated for their losses.
Following an accident or injury, it is understandably difficult for injured individuals and family members to understand the importance of a prompt and careful investigation of the circumstances of the accident, injury or death, and the preservation of evidence and identification of responsible parties. It is important to hire a law firm with the experience and resources to effectively preserve your rights and ensure fair compensation.
If you were injured in an accident, you may benefit from a consultation with an attorney at Melehy & Associates. All calls are confidential and we look forward to assisting you. Call 301-587-6364 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melehy & Associates is a law firm of experienced trial lawyers with a commitment to aggressive and effective representation of the individuals and businesses we serve. Our areas of specialization include: labor and employment law, employment discrimination law, False Claims (fraud on the government), whistleblower law, family law, divorce law, civil rights law, bankruptcy, personal injury, real estate litigation, and general civil litigation. From our office in Silver Spring, we serve clients from Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, and Charles Counties in Maryland and Washington D.C. Our trial lawyers and attorneys aggressively defend the rights of our clients in federal and state courts, in administrative hearings, and in alternative dispute resolution.
Melehy & Associates is also a debt relief agency. We help individuals and businesses file for bankruptcy under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.