The Sanders Firm, P.C.: New York Discrimination Lawyer

The Sanders Firm, P.C. in New York City is the premiere law practice in the areas of civil rights and discrimination. The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which was adopted July 9, 1868, focuses on equal protection of the laws and rights of citizens. This amendment was adopted in order to reverse Black Codes, which were laws passed by various southern states that negated the rights of blacks. In essence, it disallowed individual states from countermanding rights granted by the Constitution.

The Fourteenth Amendment

Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment offers equal protection of the laws for everyone. It protects all citizens from discrimination.

Section 1 states, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

In New York State, there are also laws that protect those in the state from employment discrimination and other such actions. These are the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) Also, there are various federal laws that offer equal access, opportunity, and pay, including the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).

Discrimination Is Not Permitted

The Sanders Firm, P.C. believes it is important that you understand your rights in relationship to discrimination and that under the law; discrimination is not permitted for any reason. A person may not be denied what is a right. Discrimination due to age, race, color, ethnicity, gender, marital status, religious or for other reasons is illegal. Housing, job, employment, and any other types of discrimination are unlawful.

Utilizing these Pages

In the following pages relating to discrimination, you will find various types of discrimination described and how each one of us is protected from such unfair actions. If you believe you have suffered from discriminatory practices, contact The Sanders Firm, P.C. in New York City. We will listen to your claim, review the evidence, and provide you with possible options you may wish to consider. The Sanders Firm, P.C, is your voice for justice when you have been a victim of discrimination.