Police Misconduct & Wrongful Conviction
When someone in the government violates your civil rights, you may file a claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 –commonly known as § 1983 claims (example: being wrongfully imprisoned for a crime they did not commit). To succeed on a § 1983 claim, a person must prove that their constitutional rights were violated. Civil rights claims can rise from police officers engaging in illegal behavior, violating Constitutional rights, or committing acts of violence, among other Constitutional violations. If successful, the government may pay damages for its violations.
We entrust police officers to protect us. When police violate this trust and jeopardize our safety, it leaves victims vulnerable and unsure to whom they can turn. Victims of police misconduct often suffer physical or emotional injuries and are afraid to assert their rights. These victims are not alone. The law protects victims’ rights. Victims deserve to hold the responsible parties accountable.
If someone in the government has violated your rights, you may be entitled to damages for any physical harm, emotional harm, wrongful incarceration, institutional distrust, lost income, lost opportunities, and loss of lifestyle, among other losses. Successful claims may also include awards for punitive damages, attorney fees, and costs.
If you feel your civil rights have been violated, Blackford Carls P.C. will be by your side to manage the complex laws that surround civil rights claims, and will fight to aggressively and effectively advocate for you. If you have a civil rights claim, the attorneys at Blackford Carls P.C. can help. Contact Blackford Carls P.C. today at 406.577.2145.
Gender Discrimination & Title IX
Unequal treatment based on sex and sexual harassment violate the laws prohibiting gender discrimination. Your civil rights may have been violated if you were treated unfairly or denied opportunities because of your gender when seeking housing, in your employment, or education. Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination. If a person’s conduct is unwelcome or offensive, it may constitute sexual harassment. It is illegal be treated unequally because of your gender. Discussing gender discrimination with an civil rights attorney is the best approach to protecting your rights.
Title IX requires that no person in the United States may be barred from participation in, denied benefits from, or discriminated against “on the basis of sex” in any education program or activity that receives federal funding. Title IX is federal legislation that prohibits sexual violence, rape, harassment, exhibitionism, threats, and abuse in an educational setting in its broadest sense. Title IX also forbids any form of discrimination based on gender, protecting men and women equally. Under Title IX, educational settings include “any public or private preschool, elementary, or secondary school, or any institution of vocational, professional, or higher education….”
If you have been discriminated against, you may be entitled to damages for any physical harm, emotional harm, institutional distrust, lost income, lost opportunities, lost employment, lost career growth, and loss of lifestyle, among other losses. Successful claims may also include awards for punitive damages, attorney fees, and costs.
The attorneys at Blackford Carls P.C. handle Title IX and gender discrimination cases. The attorneys at Blackford Carls P.C. have experience in advocating for victims of gender discrimination. See more about this at our Press Page.
If you feel you have experienced gender discrimination or sexual harassment, the attorneys at Blackford Carls P.C. can help. Contact Blackford Carls P.C. today at 406.577.2145.
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