Anytime someone abuses their power, issues can arise. The most egregious abuses of power come when someone is acting on behalf of the government. In this country, we are guaranteed equal protection from government misconduct and violations of our civil rights. If your civil rights have been violated, you may need the help of an attorney to help you seek compensation for your injuries. Civil rights cases can be complex, but Gregg Goldfarb has the experience and passion needed to get the job done.
Gregg has represented individuals discriminated against in various ways, including those that are disabled or subjected to police misconduct. Police brutality and excessive force can come in many forms. Police brutality can involve beatings, illegal chokeholds, misuse of pepper spray, and even unlawful shootings. It is illegal for a police officer to use more force than is reasonable in a given situation, and if you’ve been injured by the use of excessive force by the police, you may have a civil rights claim.
Civil rights abuses can also occur within the jail and prison system. Prisoners rely on guards and other prison personnel to keep them safe. When a prisoner has been abused or not treated properly by prison guards, they may have a civil rights claim. Things like a failure to provide a prisoner with necessary medication, beating a prisoner, and failing to perform required safety checks can all constitute civil rights violations.
DISCRIMINATION AGAINST DISABLED
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that protects the rights of people with disabilities. Employers cannot discriminate against individuals with disabilities, and businesses and government buildings must provide appropriate access to buildings and facilities. When a business or a governmental entity violates the ADA, you may have a civil rights claim.