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Civil Rights Law Lawyers In Island Park New York

Island Park is a village located in Nassau County, New York in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 4,732. A 2005 estimate puts the population slightly higher at 4,741. Island Park is located in the town of Hempstead. It is also a landing point for Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe which is a major worldwide Internet cable. It is also known for its good food,surf,athletics,but it is seen that in 2007 it had a rise in crime 5% of which prostitution. It is recommended to live here if you have a poor family, but the upside is its schools which are almost blue ribbon class. The schools have no high school so the families have a choice between Oceanside High School, Long beach High school, or the Highly recommended West Hempstead High School known highly for its academics and athletics which have been shown on the television channel MSG Varsity.

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 New York

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...