The Sanders Firm, P.C.: Protecting Your Civil Rights
Civil rights are protected by the law in the United States. Civil rights, which include freedom of speech, the right to vote, and basic rights regarding equality, have long distinguish our country from many others. They are as much a natural part of our society as air is to breathing and life. But your civil rights can be violated and when that happens you need to protect yourself and receive justice. That effort can be a daunting task for an individual. The Sanders Firm, P.C., the premiere civil rights law practice in NYC, is here to work with and for you, to protect your civil rights and to ensure you get justice.
Your Civil Rights and Discrimination
If you’re a victim of discrimination or your civil rights have been violated in any way, you do have recourse. At The Sanders Firm, P.C., we work with a variety of clients and see each as being equally important. Our areas of practice include all forms of discrimination, such as age, race, gender and LGBT, the Equal Pay Act and sexual harassment. The Sanders Firm, P.C. is experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of civil rights law and dedicated to upholding the highest standards in the field.
Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution
In the Declaration of Independence, we find the foundation for our civil rights. In just 35 words it states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Throughout our history, our country has worked and often struggled to clarify, define and describe exactly what those words mean in association to the law, the country, and our daily lives. Civil rights have been and continue to be a work-in-progress.
The enactment of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments mark the most important and expansive changes in civil rights in our nation. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery throughout the United States. In response to the Thirteenth Amendment, various states enacted “black codes,” which were intended to limit the civil rights of newly freed slaves. In 1868 the Fourteenth Amendment countered these “black codes” by stating that no state “shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of the citizens of the United States… [or] deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, [or] deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, over the course of almost 150 years, our country has continued to work towards ensuring that all Americans are treated equally and are guaranteed the rights that were first addressed in the Declaration of Independence.
Dedicated to Your Rights
The Sanders Firm, P.C., is dedicated to preserving and protecting your civil rights and making sure you get justice when your rights have been violated. The law exists to protect all of us. In regards to civil rights, the law protects many different rights and privileges that together constitute a vision of equality for all. No one should suffer discrimination, harassment, or any form of injustice. If you feel your civil rights have been violated or if you have questions concerning discrimination, contact The Sanders Firm, P.C. today.