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Civil Rights Law Lawyers In Summit New York

Summit is a town in Schoharie County, New York, United States. The population was 1,123 at the time of the 2000 census. The name is derived from a peak (Mt. Wharton) that was thought to be the highest elevation in the county. The Town of Summit is on the western border of the county and is northeast of Oneonta. The Lake View House – A 100 plus year old, allegedly haunted, Hotel, Restaurant and Pub located on Sawyer Hollow Road in Summit. The Lake View House, which closed in 2007 was the only venue in Schoharie County that featured "punk rock" and other out of the mainstream bands, such as skeletonbreath, Scary Crick, The Rubes, The Vader Mountain Boys, The Zydepunks, Mischief Brew, Trabant, Spidey and the Webs and more. It is home to sports legend Kelsea Suchocki who is a national champion in wrestling. It is also the site of the new Finnegan's Wake Music Festival, scheduled for July 28, 2007.

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...