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Civil Rights Law Lawyers In Sharon Springs New York

Sharon Springs is a village in Schoharie County, New York, United States. The population was 547 at the 2000 census, and is estimated at 525 in 2008. The name derives from the hometown of the first white settlers, Sharon, Connecticut, and the important springs in the village. Sharon Springs, Kansas is its namesake, settled by former residents of this Upstate New York village. The Village of Sharon Springs sits in the northwest part of the Town of Sharon, New York, approximately 50 miles west of Albany, the state capital. This tidy village is near some of New York State's most popular attractions. Howe Caverns is 15 miles to the south while The Mohawk River and Erie Canal are only 10 miles to the north. Cooperstown, New York, home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, The Farmer's Museum and The Fenimore Art Museum, is 25 miles to the west and the Catskill Park is 50 miles to the south. Sharon Springs, recognized by both the National Historic Register as well as New York State's Register of Historic Places as a historic spa village, boasts some attractions of her own. In addition to the collection of fully and partially restored 19th century American resort and residential architecture which can be enjoyed year-round, Sharon Springs also plays host to these seasonal events: the annual Tractor & Antique Power Show has been held in June since 1992; summer brings the Summer Concerts Series, which has been going strong every Wednesday night in July and August since 1994; and starting in 2009, the annual Harvest Festival is held in September.

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...