All people are entitled to be treated equally and with respect. There are important freedoms, protections and fundamental rights that are afforded to all persons. The United States federal law, and the law of many states and municipalities, exists to protect these important civil rights and liberties. It is important that all individuals enjoy the protection the civil rights laws guarantee. It is especially important that Americans take action when an injustice occurs, by holding wrongdoers accountable, we ensure justice and protect the integrity of your most precious rights and liberties.

If you believe that you are a victim of a civil rights violation, be sure to contact one of our knowledgeable civil rights lawyers today at Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC.

The following are a few examples of federal laws that protect civil rights:

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • National Voter Registration Act
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act
  • Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
  • Fair Housing Act;
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866
  • Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Civil Rights Act of 1991

In addition to federal civil rights laws, in Illinois, the Illinois Human Rights Act ensures important civil rights and affords important protections such as protection against discrimination because race, color, religion, physical or mental disability, military service, sexual orientation, religion, sex, sexual harassment, retaliation, order of protection, availability of public accommodation, ancestry, age, order of protection status, citizenship, pregnancy, marital status, unfavorable discharge from military service in connection with employment, financial credit or real estate transactions. Our passionate and dedicated civil rights lawyers have experience handling many types of civil rights cases, including Illinois Department of Human Rights claims, Illinois state court cases and federal claims.

Examples of civil rights claims are:

  • Wrongful detention, police brutality, prison conditions
  • Housing discrimination
  • Public accommodations discrimination
  • Discrimination in primary, secondary and higher education
  • Failure to accommodate disabilities or handicap
  • Unlawful employment practices

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If you believe that you are a victim of a civil rights violation, call one of our experienced civil rights lawyers for a free, no-obligation consultation. Contact our Illinois offices in Chicago or Geneva to reach an experienced lawyer. We can be reached online or by telephone at 630-232-7450, and we serve clients throughout the Chicagoland area.

You may contact our office (630-232-7450) to set up an appointment or you may submit an online inquiry sent directly to our lawyers.