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Age discrimination
In order to protect persons aged forty and older, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act was enacted in 1967. This act protects applicants and employees forty years of age or older from discrimination due to age in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.
False arrest
The law protects citizens who are wrongfully deprived of their liberty by another. If you have been the subject of an arrest by the police or other state or federal official which took place without probable cause, in bad faith or if someone deprived you of your liberty, you may be able to make a claim and recover damages, including attorney's fees and costs.
Illegal searches
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures. The most common areas of concern are the car and the home.
Police brutality
The law protects citizens from police brutality. If you have been subjected to improper or excessive force by the police or some other state or federal official, you may be able to make a claim and recover damages, including attorney's fees and costs.
Racial discrimination
The federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, and other aspects of employment on the basis of race.
Sexual discrimination
There are both state and federal laws stating that you cannot be denied employment due to your gender. Specifically, an employer cannot refuse to hire or promote you for a job for which you are qualified based upon your gender.
Sexual harassment
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. All circumstances are taken into consideration when deciding if sexual harassment has occurred.
Wrongful detention
The law protects citizens who are wrongfully deprived of their liberty by another. If you have been the subject of an improper detention by another or an arrest by the police or other state or federal official, and if it took place without probable cause, in bad faith, or if it illegally deprived you of your liberty, you may be able to file a lawsuit and recover damages.
Wrongful discharge
There are laws protecting you against wrongful discharge from a job. You cannot be fired from, or for that matter, turned down for a job because of race, religion, gender, color, national origin, age, or disability.
Wrongful discharge claim or discrimination claim
If you are injured on the job and later terminated by your employer you may have the right to file a claim under either state or federal employment laws that govern wrongful discharge and discrimination on the job.


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