Types Of Civil Rights Litigation

There are many types of civil rights litigation cases. These cases can involve police misconduct, and discrimination in the workplace, real estate, and education. 

Types of civil rights litigation:

Police Misconduct

It's so upsetting when the people who are supposed to protect you are the one's abusing you. Unfortunately, there are many cases of police misconduct. These include police using excessive force, falsely arresting individuals based on race, false imprisonment, assaulting immigrants, or conducting unlawful searches and seizures. 

Discrimination In The Workplace

Everyone always hopes that they'll be considered, hired, or promoted for a job based on their skills and experience, but sometimes employers base their hiring or employment decisions on unlawful criteria. Many applicants and employees suffer from discrimination in the workplace. Some examples include: failure to be hired for a position, failure to be promoted, unequal pay or benefits, or termination from a position based on discrimination. Discrimination based on color, race, age, disability, pregnancy, national origin, religion, or sex, is unlawful. Retaliation (such as firing or demoting employees) due to complaining of discrimination is also unlawful. Many employees also suffer from harassment in the workplace.

Right To Fair Housing

Discrimination in the real estate world is more common that you think. Examples of real estate discrimination include: landlords discriminating against potential tenants in rental agreements, landlords refusing to rent to certain people based on race or disability, discrimination of real estate agents when selling property, or landlords harassing tenants. It is unlawful to discriminate against people based on race, color, disability, national origin, age, familial status, sexual orientation, or religion, according to the fair housing laws.


There are many types of civil rights violations on school campuses. These include: sexual assault or sexual harassment cases where the schools took no action, or discrimination against college or school applicants or students based on gender, race, national origin, disability, age, or other protect classes.


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