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Civil Rights Law Lawyers In Putnam Valley New York

Putnam Valley is a town in Putnam County, New York, United States. The population was 10,686 at the 2000 census. Its location is northeast of New York City. The Town of Putnam Valley is in the southwest part of Putnam County. Putnam Valley calls itself the "Town of Lakes. " Putnam Valley is the birthplace of actor Tom Welling, best known for his role as Clark Kent on the TV series Smallville. David Amram had resided in Putnam Valley for many decades, as did Jim Steinman and Dr. Ruth Westheimer Real estate mogul Donald Trump bought land in Putnam Valley and later donated it to the State; in 2006 this parcel was renamed Donald J. Trump State Park. The Sopranos episode Soprano Home Movies in season 6 was shot on Lake Oscawana. Malcolm X was also filmed here, as well as the highway chase scene in Die Hard with a Vengeance.

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...

Federal court opinions concerning civil rights law in New York