People often speak about civil rights but might not understand how to take advantage of these fundamental protections under the law. The Barnes Law Firm LLC in Kansas City, Missouri is dedicated to helping residents fight for what is rightfully theirs. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was one of the most significant pieces of legislation in American history. This law prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and ensured that all Americans were given equal access to public places and public utilities, such as transportation and schools. Our firm represents clients in these matters as well as employment actions, housing claims and cases involving police misconduct. In all of these situations, we are aggressive advocates who use our knowledge and experience to help ensure that people are treated properly under the law.
Since 1964, there have been several additions to the Civil Rights Act both by statutory revisions and case law established in U.S. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals decisions. Many of these developments relate to workplace treatment. Presently, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against employee(s) on the basis of any of the following criteria:
Even if you only suspect that you suffered an adverse action at work or were denied a benefit because of one of these protected characteristics, it’s worthwhile to have your circumstances reviewed by a qualified legal advocate. Our firm provides a free initial consultation, so there is no risk to you.
Our knowledgeable advocates take on governments and private defendants to provide real-world relief in cases relating to:
Starting with a free initial consultation, we will outline the legal elements of these claims and help you anticipate how your case might proceed.
Tragic incidents involving overzealous law enforcement officers generate a great deal of media attention, but many everyday instances of police misconduct get overlooked. We have a detailed understanding of the laws that govern traffic stops, street approaches, and uses of force. Don’t be intimidated by challenging unlawful behavior by police. Our accomplished attorneys will provide comprehensive support every step of the way and are well aware of the defenses that authorities may offer in cases of police abuse or harassment. We’ll press for an outcome that compensates you for what happened and sends a message that excessive force and unwarranted stops won’t be tolerated.
The Barnes Law Firm LLC handles a wide range of civil rights cases for Missouri and Kansas residents, including matters related to discrimination and excessive police force. Please call 816-221-4321 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Kansas City, Missouri.