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Civil Rights Law Lawyers In Hampton Iowa

Hampton is a city in Franklin County, Iowa, United States. The population was 4,218 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Franklin County. Hampton is the hometown of Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, Chief of Staff to President Roosevelt during World War II. Hampton is also the hometown of early television personality Jack Bailey, best known as host of the game show Queen for a Day. The city is intersected by two major highways: US Route 65 and Iowa Highway 3. Interstate 35 is nine miles west of town. There is also an airport, Hampton Municipal, located on the city's southwest side. The Franklin Country Fair is held in Hampton, which has brought such acts recently as the Marshall Tucker Band and Lonestar. Beeds Lake State Park is located a few miles northwest of the city. In 2007 the 200 MW Buffalo Creek Wind Farm was developed by Wind Capital Group and later sold to Alliant Energy later the same year.

What is civil rights law?

A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury. Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, and 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 group or class. Statutes have been enacted to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, religion, age, previous condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin, and in some instances sexual preference. Civil rights attorneys handle cases involving the rights of individuals to be free from unequal treatment (or discrimination) based on legally-protected characteristics such as race, gender, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, and religion. Civil rights cases can arise in a number of settings -- including employment, housing, lending, and education.

Answers to civil rights law issues in Iowa

Under federal laws, it is illegal to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person's...

The law forbids discrimination because of...

Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that may violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the...

It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include "...

The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women in the same workplace be given equal pay for equal work. The jobs need...

It is illegal to fire, demote, refuse to promote, harass, or otherwise “retaliate” against people (applicants or...

Your battle to beat a ticket or worse begins the instant you realize you're being pulled over by a police officer....

In certain kinds of cases, lawyers charge what is called a contingency fee. Instead of billing by the hour, the...