Civil Rights Representation

If you experience discrimination by business establishments or any government entity, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, citizenship, primary language, immigration status, and other protected classifications, Ramsey Legal Services can offer you representation to pursue appropriate remedies. Some of the more common areas where civil rights cases arise are disability rights, education, excessive force by law enforcement, housing, and LGBTQ equality.

Disability rights

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. If you believe your constitutional rights under the ADA, Ramsey Legal Services can offer you representation to pursue appropriate remedies.

back to top

Education

In the education setting, civil rights issues can arise around any of a number of circumstances, including, but not limited to: gender equality, sexual harassment, equal access for students with disabilities, and censorship. If you believe your civil rights have been violated in the educational setting, Ramsey Legal Services can offer you representation to pursue appropriate remedies.

back to top

Excessive force by law enforcement

While the vast majority of law enforcement officers practice constitutionally appropriate techniques in the course of serving and protecting the public, sometimes that is not the case. If you believe you’ve experienced excessive force by law enforcement or any other state actor, Ramsey Legal Services can offer you representation to pursue appropriate remedies.

back to top

Housing

The Fair Housing Act protects citizens from discrimination by property sellers or landlords. If you believe you’ve experienced discrimination in this realm, Ramsey Legal Services can offer you representation to pursue appropriate remedies.

back to top

LGBTQ equality

We are fortunate to live during the advent of marriage equality and the expanding protection of LGBTQ Americans from discrimination. Still, this evolution is a process. We painfully see discrimination against LGBTQ by both business owners and prejudiced individual citizens, state and local legislation veiled as “religious freedom” and other oxymoronically titled laws that target LGBTQ citizens. If you believe you’ve experienced discrimination based on sexual identity, Ramsey Legal Services can offer you representation to pursue appropriate remedies.

back to top