Civil Rights Attorney Michigan
Unfortunately, those in power often take advantage of the rest of us. If you have been wronged by your boss, a landlord, or the police, we will fight to enforce your rights. Call All Law PLLC today!
At All Law PLLC, our experienced civil rights attorneys are here to represent you in cases of discrimination—whether from employment, police brutality, housing, and much more.
Have Your Civil Rights Been Violated?
Discrimination based on the religion you practice, the color of your skin, your sex, and your age should never factor into your life. Yet, the truth is that these variables are often used illegally by landlords, employers, voting centers, and others to deny you your fundamental civil rights.
Our Michigan law firm fights to protect your First Amendment rights. We have the knowledge and experience to advocate for you.
Discrimination is not just a social issue, but it is also a legal issue. Our Michigan civil rights lawyers can hold those who discriminated against you legally accountable.
How Your Civil Rights Lawyers in Michigan Can Help You
Our law office aids those who have been falsely arrested or abused by the police.
We also represent those who have suffered through inappropriate conduct by city officials. Clients whose employers have garnished wages or discriminated against their gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation, or have been subjected to a hostile work environment, or sexual harassment can seek restitution through our law firm.
We also represent children who have been abused in the foster care system.
What Are Your Civil Rights?
If you reside in Michigan, you have the right to be free from employment, housing, education, and other kinds of discrimination. Your civil rights are abused if any aspect of your birthright is discriminated against, including race, age, gender, or disability.
You may already know that many of our civil rights have been hard-fought—and won. Citizens before us have struggled to gain the freedoms we enjoy today. A few examples include the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975—just to name a few.
What Is Discrimination?
Discrimination describes the unlawful judgment and treatment of people based on aspects that they have no control over or how they choose to live their personal lives, including:
When you set foot in a store, the cashier or owner does not have the legal right to refuse to serve you. Concurrently, landlords cannot refuse to rent to a gay couple, as an example.
Workplace discrimination can include physical assault, sexual harassment, even failure to promote a qualified worker.
Your civil rights lawyer can help investigate and determine if a civil rights violation has occurred. We understand Michigan civil rights. If you feel harassed at work or if your employer is retaliating against you, call us right away for a free consultation.
Discrimination at work can negatively impact your emotional health, finances, even your industry reputation—potentially making it challenging to find another job even when you are qualified.
Having your supervisor or coworkers joke about your age can be detrimental and humiliating and can quickly impact your performance at work.
Michigan civil rights laws require workplaces to treat male and female workers equally, especially when it involves the following:
Employers can no longer stand behind outdated gender norms, such as judging pregnant mothers as unreliable. Even alluding to women being emotional or unladylike is illegal.
Not hiring or promoting someone because they are pregnant or have a family
Asking an employee if they plan on becoming pregnant during an interview or during promotions
Paying a male employee more than a female employee for the same job
Only providing benefits for wives of employees and not for husbands of employees
If any of your employment rights have been violated, contact your civil rights lawyer right away.
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Laws in Michigan help protect those who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming. Civil rights law also prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Employers and coworkers may not discriminate against or harass an employee based on their sexual identity, including hostile behavior, unwanted physical advances, telling harassing jokes, or more.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to treat employees differently based on their skin color or race. This can mean refusal to hire or promote an employee or demoting or firing them due to racial discrimination.
National Origin Discrimination
The United States is a verified melting pot of people from different cultures and countries worldwide. No matter what someone’s national origin, it is illegal to discriminate against someone’s ancestry, language, accent, culture, or heritage.
Protection Of Child Welfare
Every year, thousands of children travel through the child welfare system for many different reasons. No matter the reason, all children deserve loving care and respect within the foster care system.
Michigan civil rights attorneys can ensure that a child’s rights are protected and not violated.
Many police officers take their oath to protect the people in their city seriously. Still, some officers may use their positions of power to abuse and discriminate against people.
Some examples of police misconduct include:
Use of excessive force
Rough or unnecessary handling and frisking
Illegal vehicle stops
Assault and battery
Police raids or shootings
How a Civil Rights Attorney Can Help You
At All Law PLLC in Michigan, our civil rights lawyers have helped clients in a wide range of discrimination suits.
As you can see, civil rights can involve many different areas, and we cover a comprehensive array of practice areas to suit your individual needs.
The bottom line is that all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect no matter the situation. Our attorneys will fight for the rights of those denied basic rights that are guaranteed to every citizen according to the United States Constitution.
If you or a loved one believes you have been discriminated against and that your rights have been violated, call us today for a free case evaluation.
Whether it is based on your race, religion, or gender identity, discrimination is always wrong, and often illegal.
Bosses often treat their employees as if they are expendable. At All Law, PLLC, we think everyone has value. If you have been wrongfully terminated, we will fight for you