Civil Rights

policeCivil Rights, Police Misconduct and Discrimination

Civil Rights are more than what is contained in the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution. Civil Rights are different from any other rights we have as citizens of a free country. Our right to free speech, practice religion freely, educate our children appropriately and in a matter we see fit, own weapons for protection, be free from unreasonable search and seizure and Due Process under law are just some of these rights. They represent basic principles of democracy and fairness, and protect our individual abilities to live life on our own terms. The integrity of our democratic system is ensuring that we as people have the ability to vindicate our rights in public forums. Whenever a person’s civil rights are violated by another, whether that person is an employer, a police officer or a government agency, the violation is personal and longlasting.

The New York Human Rights Law protects individuals from discrimination based on their age, creed, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, conviction record, predisposing genetic characteristics, and familial status (in housing only). If you believe you have been discriminated against based on one of these traits or characteristics, you may have a valid complaint of unlawful discrimination. As an Attorney and Counselor at Law, Mr. Morris can help you file, advocate, and prosecute complaints of discrimination in any forum. As a former associate at the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington, Mr. Morris has learned how to prosecute claims of discrimination from experienced and proven advocates.

A violation of an individual’s civil rights and/or the civil rights of a group is a very serious offense. The Law Offices of Cory H. Morris understand the seriousness and psychological impact a victim of discrimination suffers. We are determined to see that your rights are preserved. We can assist you in pursuing a case whether its occurrence was an isolated incident or a series of incidents occurring over an extended period of time. Regardless of your status (i.e. race, gender, sex, etc.) or citizenship, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Cory H. Morris represent clients who have been discriminated against. We can assist you in protecting your rights from a violation in any forum, whether it be at school, prison, the workplace, your home or in your community. Contact us now if you feel you have been the subject of a civil rights violation.