Civil Rights

Dedicated Civil Rights Lawyers in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale

Fighting hard on your behalf as you address difficult legal issues

There is nothing more important to being an American citizen than civil rights. When people believe their rights have been violated, whether it is by an employer, another person or a business or organization, it is often necessary to seek the advice of a qualified attorney well versed in the legal issues related to civil rights law. At Loughren & Doyle, P.A., we have more than 100 years of combined experience and our firm has served individuals and organizations throughout the State of Florida for more than two decades. We are serious litigators for serious issues, and we provide an unmatched level of personal attention and responsive service that benefits you when facing an array of challenging legal matters. We deliver the answers you need as quickly as possible, and we also have members of our team who speak fluent Spanish for your added convenience.

What is the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

In 1964, both houses of Congress passed and President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, a landmark piece of legislation that made it illegal to discriminate against an individual based on race, color, gender, religion or national origin. One of the major immediate issues the law addressed was the prevalence of Jim Crow laws in the American South, which had established a system of segregation over the previous decades. Today, the civil rights law still remains crucial to upholding the rights of millions of citizens across the United States, as it ensures all people receive equal treatment under the law.

Legal issues related to civil rights

Although the Civil Rights Act and other legislation Congress has passed in the years since 1964 provide rights to people who previously did not have the opportunity to exercise them, there are some situations in which you need to assert those rights — perhaps going so far as to file a lawsuit. This is often the case when there has been a wrongful termination or employment discrimination against a person, or if a whistleblower gets fired without good cause.

If you need to engage in labor, employment, civil or insurance litigation due to an alleged case of discrimination, whether you are an employer or employee, you need to work with an attorney who has a deep background in civil rights law in the United States.

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