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Civil Rights Law Lawyers In Thendara New York

Thendara is a hamlet in Herkimer County, New York, USA. Thendara is located in the Adirondack Park, in the northern part of the Town of Webb, west of Old Forge on Route 28. Thendara is a station on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad; it is the current terminus of all northbound trains from Utica. It was formerly known as Fulton Chain, and was the junction of the Fulton Chain Railway with the Mohawk and Malone Railway (the latter now used by the scenic railroad). Thendara was the site of early efforts to settle the Town of Webb in 1811, but the effort failed. Thendara is also the name of the main city on the planet Darkover in the famous series of science fiction novels by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Bradley was raised in upstate New York and likely visited the Adirondacks hamlet in her youth.

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

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