Attorney For Violation Of Civil Rights Cases In Cook County
Under the U.S. Constitution, certain civil rights are guaranteed. In fact, most of us take these rights for granted, until they are infringed upon. Sadly, the very people and entities who are charged with protecting our rights are often the ones violating them. When this happens, it is understandable to become angry and feel powerless to do anything about it.
At Sinson Law Group, we are committed to providing a strong voice for those whose civil rights have been violated. Attorney Kent Sinson is a former Cook County prosecutor, and as a lawyer in private practice, he has dedicated his career to fighting for those who have been discriminated against, simply because of their gender, the color of their skin, or their sexual orientation. Kent and his team have in-depth knowledge of this area of the law and work tirelessly to ensure that clients receive justice.
Skilled Advocates Standing Up For You
We represent individuals for several types of civil rights violations in Illinois, including:
- Excessive Force by Police: Under the Civil Rights Act, it is illegal for government agents, such as police officers, to violate an individual’s basic constitutional rights. When police use excessive force (e.g., beatings, shootings, etc.), they are in violation of the law.
- Malicious Prosecutions: If you were arrested under false pretenses (e.g., illegal search and seizure), prosecuted without probable cause, and/or wrongfully convicted of a crime you did not commit, you may have a civil rights claim.
- Injuries/Fatalities Suffered while in Prison or Police Custody: When you spend time in police custody or in jail, you have a right to be treated humanely. For example, you have a right to receive proper medical care if needed, and if the authorities fail to provide medical care and it results in serious injury or death, you and/or your family should be compensated.
- Workplace Discrimination: If you have been denied employment, subjected to a hostile work environment, or have been the victim of any other type of employment discrimination based on a protected class, your employer may be in violation of one (or more) state or federal laws.
- Wrongful Termination: Employers are not allowed to take adverse actions (including termination) against an employee based on a protected class. In addition, if you are terminated after reporting an illegal or unethical act by your employer, you may have a claim under the Illinois Whistleblower Act.
Speak With An Experienced Chicago Area Civil Rights Lawyer
Individuals who have their civil rights violated deserve to be compensated. These types of cases can be challenging to prove, however. At Sinson Law Group, we understand the severe negative impact such violations have on you and your family, and we put our extensive experience to work to ensure that those responsible are held fully accountable. For a free consultation with our office, contact us today at 312-332-2107. We serve clients in Chicago, Cook County, Skokie, Maywood, Rolling Meadows, DuPage County, Lake County, and Will County, Illinois.