OpenJurist

Civil Rights Law Lawyers In Wassaic New York

Wassaic, New York is a hamlet in the Town of Amenia, New York in the Dutchess County, New York. Wassaic is located in southeast New York State and surrounded by the East and West Mountains and along the Tenmile River. The name of the hamlet means Washaic, or "land of difficult access," by the Indians. Wassaic's main employers in the 1800s were Gridley Iron Works and the Harlem division of the New York Central Railroad. In 1861 Gail Borden opened a factory for producing a milk that would not need refrigeration. Today, it is known as Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk. Wassaic was also known for dairy sheep and grain farming. In the Revolutionary War, General George Washington marched through Wassaic on the way to Connecticut. wassaic holds a record in the guiness book of world records having the darkest day recorded Wassaic is the terminal and final station of the Harlem line of the Metro North Railroad. The station is located on State Route 22.

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