Civil Rights Lawyer Who Battles For You
Our civil rights as Americans are the class of rights and protections that form the cornerstone of our society. Under these laws, every citizen is guaranteed integrity, life, safety, and freedom from discrimination and repression. These rights have been hard fought in many cases, and, unfortunately, continue to be illegally disregarded by certain individuals or institutions. From battling for a high school cheerleader who was bullied by her coach, to false arrests and malicious prosecutions, to helping employees stand up to their powerful employers; Clay Hopkins represents clients in cases that matter.
The first step in defending your rights is being informed. As such, we have assembled information on several of the most commonly violated statutes and acts in civil rights law. If you believe that your civil rights have been violated in any way, call the Hopkins Law Firm's civil rights attorneys at 843-314-4202 or contact us by email.
Defending Citizens' Constitutional Rights
The laws associated with Civil Rights protect those rights as written and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and the 13th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution. Such rights covered by South Carolina civil rights law include under the right to due process, the equal treatment of every individual with respect to the enjoyment and freedom of life, liberty, property, and protection.
Our attorney possesses the experience and resources that you will need to pursue any civil rights claims throughout the state of South Carolina, including those related to the following:
- Constitutional Rights
- Police Misconduct & Brutality
- Jail and Prison Misconduct
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
The most prominent modern civil rights legislation is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on “race, color, religion, or national origin” in public establishments that have a connection to interstate commerce or is supported by the state. Public establishments include places of public accommodation (e.g., hotels, motels, and trailer parks), restaurants, gas stations, bars, taverns, and places of entertainment in general. Title VI of the civil rights act prohibits discrimination in federally funded programs. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination where the employer is engaged in interstate commerce. There are other acts which deal specifically with other types of discrimination, such as discrimination based on age or disability.
Protect Your Rights: Contact a South Carolina Civil Rights Lawyer Today
The civil rights attorney at the Hopkins Law Firm is distinguished by a history of successful civil rights recoveries through settlements and verdicts. For experienced representation in a civil rights matter, call the Hopkins Law Firm at 843-314-4202 or contact us by email.