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Civil Rights

Asserting Your Civil Rights

Many of the laws passed in New Jersey and at the federal level are designed to protect the rights of individuals. The Bill of Rights, the Voting Rights Act and countless other laws exist to make sure your rights as a citizen are clearly established. Those laws have not put an end to discrimination, harassment and misconduct, but they have given the individuals affected a way to fight back.

At Costello, Mains & Silverman, LLC, our experienced civil rights lawyers have litigated a wide range of cases in state and federal courts. If your civil rights have been violated, you don’t have to accept it. We can help you get justice. Contact us online or call 866-944-3371 to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case.

Fighting Civil Rights Abuses

Most people realize that a civil rights abuse occurs when police or law enforcement officers discriminate based on race, gender, religion, national origin, gender expression, sexual orientation or other protected classification. Civil rights abuses can also occur between private parties. You can’t be subjected to discrimination in schools, in contracts, in the employer-employee setting, in certain public accommodations and in other areas of your life. The law protects you from wrongful arrest and police abuse, but it also protects you in other ways.

The best way to end civil rights violations is to shine a light on them and punish the people responsible. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars of compensation in civil rights cases. We help clients obtain compensatory damages, punitive damages, costs and other damages associated with civil rights offenses. The goal is to uphold the Constitution and ensure that everyone receives the protection of the laws that our society depends upon.

Bullying Is A Violation Of Your Civil Rights

A growing area of concern in New Jersey and nationwide is the prevalence of bullying in schools. Social media has, in many ways, exacerbated an already difficult situation for many kids. Students are often subjected to outrageous abuse from peers and school staff. This is a violation of New Jersey and federal laws. Public and private schools have a duty to protect students from bullying, harassment and discrimination. Our civil rights attorneys can help you protect your child from bullying and other forms of educational discrimination. We know how to force schools to uphold their duty to students and offer the safe, free, quality education they are required to provide.

If you believe your civil rights have been violated, we can help. Contact us online or call us at 866-944-3371, to schedule a confidential consultation.