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Protecting the Rights of Everyone in Our Community
The United States Constitution provides every person in the country with certain rights to protect their wellbeing. When those rights are not upheld, you may be able to take legal action against the individual or entity whose discriminatory practices caused you harm.
The Brogdon Firm is experienced in litigating complaints that allege discrimination at work, at the hands of law enforcement, and in numerous other scenarios. Our Atlanta civil rights violation attorney Gino Brogdon, Jr. can help enforce your rights when they have been violated. Depending on the circumstances of the offense, you may be entitled to compensation to help you put your life back together. We will fight to secure the maximum compensation possible on your behalf.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its amendments protect individuals from employment and workplace discrimination. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against employees when hiring, promoting, or establishing conditions of employment.
There are many different types of discrimination, including:
- Age discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Race discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- National origin discrimination
- Discrimination based on military service
- Pregnancy discrimination
State Civil Rights Laws in Georgia
In addition to federal laws like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, state laws also protect individuals from discrimination at work and elsewhere. However, the state of Georgia does not offer additional protections for workers beyond what is provided by federal law. However, the state does enforce civil rights laws when it comes to credit, housing, public employment, age, and other matters. Remember—the law is on your side.
Discrimination in the workplace persists, despite state and federal laws prohibiting the practice. In fact, data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shows 4,025 individuals in Georgia filed complaints of discrimination in 2020 alone, down from 4,779 the previous year.
Employment discrimination can have a far-reaching and detrimental impact on an individual’s personal and professional life. You may have the right to recover compensation from a company or business owner who has discriminated against you. Compensatory damages, punitive damages, legal fees, and other compensation may be available in a successful claim.
We respect the emotional and economic considerations associated with pursuing damages from an at-fault employer. We are happy to help you better understand your rights and options for taking legal action during a confidential consultation.
Other Types of Discrimination
Sadly, discrimination persists in spheres beyond the workplace. Discrimination is also prevalent in real estate, law enforcement, academia, finance, and elsewhere. Fortunately, state and federal laws such as the Fair Housing Act can offer protection in those circumstances. The best way to determine whether your rights have been violated is to speak with an experienced attorney about the specifics of your unique situations, so please don’t hesitate to schedule a free, no obligation case evaluation with a local civil rights lawyer right away.
The Brogdon Firm is a local, Black owned law firm dedicated to helping members of our community get the legal help they deserve. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal strategies tailored specifically toward your goals and are prepared to do everything in our power to help you succeed. If you believe your rights have been violated in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out for the legal guidance and representation you deserve.
“My experience with the Brogdon firm has been nothing short of top-tier. The detailed attention and special care they give you makes you feel as if you’re their only client.” - Joshua
“At every juncture, I was not only confident Gino was fighting for me to obtain a just outcome, but equally confident that Gino personally cared about me and my family though out the entire process.” - Ralph