Equality in America has come a long way.

Various feminist and civil rights movements of the 20th and 21st century allow for unprecedented equality in our society. But, that doesn’t mean that inequality has been eradicated. The fact that discrimination still prevails is an unfortunate reality.

As a minority, you still face discrimination or even violence. While you might feel like no one is on your side, this is not the case. You have rights that protect you from this discrimination. You also have Ruane Attorneys on your side, a team of people who want to help you get justice.

Over our years practicing law, we have seen how the justice system can take advantage of minorities. We believe that every person who has suffered an injustice has the right to compensation. While this won’t make up for your hardships, it can give you some peace of mind. In addition, it can set a positive precedent for future cases like yours.

Have Your Rights Been Violated?

Many people that come to us think that their rights have been violated, but they are not sure. If you think that your rights have been violated, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer can go through your situation and help you determine if you have a case.

In order to have a case, you have to prove that a protected right was violated. People discriminate against others for various reasons, but not all of these discriminatory actions are unlawful. You can review the other pages in this section to learn more about a situation that you are in and if it is a violation of a protected right.

If you are the victim of a civil rights violation, you should take action as soon as possible. You can file a claim with the government or a private institution, depending on your circumstances. For additional help, contact our office.

Common Civil Rights Violations

In this section, you can get information about several different types of civil rights violations.

Police Misconduct

Police officers oftentimes mishandle arrests and other situations. This section offers information regarding:

If you are a victim of one of these issues, view this section and contact our office.

Minority Discrimination

As a minority, you might experience different types of discrimination. In this section, I discuss discrimination based on:

Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace based on one of the factors listed above is illegal. Here, you can learn more about issues such as:

Housing Discrimination

Just as discrimination in the workplace is illegal, so is housing discrimination. In this section, learn more about:

Getting Help

After reviewing the information available on our website, you should consider contacting our office. If you have additional questions, we can answer them. We can also set up a free consultation to discuss your situation and figure out the best way to handle your case.

Police misconduct is something that we see often in the news. Find out if you are a victim of police misconduct and what to do about it. From police brutality to wrongful conviction, you might have a case and we can help you build evidence to defend yourself.

Minorities of all types are still discriminated against in America. Sometimes, the law does not address this discrimination and you don’t have many options. However, in other situations your rights are protected and you can take legal action against a person or a company that has discriminated against you. Learn more about this in the minority discrimination section.

Discrimination in the workplace is not tolerated in the United States. Every person should be able to do their job and succeed in the workplace, regardless of race, gender, or any other difference. If you were not hired or promoted due to discrimination, we can help. In addition, if you face a hostile work environment, we can get you the justice that you deserve.

It is illegal to deny a person housing based solely on their race or other discriminatory factors. If you were evicted or denied housing because you are a minority, you have the right to take action. Learn more in this section.