Civil Right, Federal Subsection 1983

At Hennig Ruiz Law Firm, in Los Angeles, California, we are dedicated to the protection of civil rights, including outside of the employment context.

Under Section 1983 of the federal Reconstruction Rights Act of the 1860s, anyone in the United States, the District of Columbia or Territory has the right to seek redress under federal law for any violation of their civil rights. The relevant portion of the section reads,

"Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress."

They're Your Civil Rights. We Protect Them.

Our attorneys take our responsibility to protect civil rights very seriously. We are proud of our record, including winning significant compensation on behalf of clients who had been prohibited from speaking Spanish in the workplace.

Please visit our Do I Have a Case? page to answer a few questions relating to your circumstances. If the questionnaire indicates you may have a case against your employer, contact us for a free consultation. Se hable espanol.