The proven Houston civil rights lawyer professionals at the Houston Discrimination & Civil Rights Attorney Law Firm are experienced in the effective resolution of civil rights lawsuits as related to discrimination or mistreatment of any kind in Texas. Houston civil rights attorney professionals are knowledgeable in all areas of general civil rights law, including but not limited to race discrimination, women’s rights claims and disabled rights issues in Houston Texas. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that the case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable Houston civil rights lawyer.
Our Houston workplace discrimination lawyers zealously counsel and represent employees who have been discriminated against throughout Texas and across the nation. We also serve as consultants for employers who wish to prevent employment discrimination. Our firm has been a dedicated advocate of employee rights and we seek to protect employees from workplace discrimination based on race, age, national origin, or other protected classes.
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Your employee rights include the right to work in an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal laws prohibiting job discrimination are as follows:
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), prohibiting discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which states that men and women doing equal work at the same employer should receive equal pay; The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), which protects workers 40 years of age or older from job discrimination; Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities who work in the federal government; and The Civil Rights Act of 1991, which allows for monetary damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination.
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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 Texas 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.
Examples of Texas civil rights are freedom of speech, press, assembly, the right to vote, freedom from involuntary servitude, and the right to equality in public places. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular protected group or class. Statutes on the state and federal levels have been enacted to prevent discrimination based on a person’s race, sex, religion, age, previous condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin and in some instances, sexual preference.
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