Civil Rights

Your civil rights can be violated in numerous ways, all of which have a profound impact on your quality of life, financial stability, and freedom. At Cutter Law, we’re proud to help people fight injustice, including civil rights violations and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

We fight aggressively for people whose rights have been violated and help them obtain justice for the wrongs done to them. Our vast experience in civil rights litigation has helped us become leaders in the field. We’ve obtained financial compensation for people who have had their constitutional rights violated and our advocacy has resulted in organizations being ordered to change their practices and train their employees to better accommodate people with disabilities.

Everyone should have access to justice and everyone is entitled to have their civil rights protected. We are honored to represent the brave people in Sacramento and Oakland who face injustice and decide to assert their rights. Unfortunately, civil rights abuses still happen too frequently. That’s why it’s vital victims fight back.

Civil Rights Abuses in the Workplace


Too often, people are victims of workplace civil rights abuses. This includes gender discrimination, racial discrimination, wrongful termination, and sexual harassment. There are a variety of federal and state laws that protect employees from discrimination. These include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Employees who have protected characteristics cannot be discriminated against in their employment based on those characteristics. This includes sex, age, race, national origin, and mental or physical handicap. Discrimination can include failure to hire or promote people because of their status in a protected class, failure to make reasonable accommodations for employees’ disabilities, and wrongfully firing or demoting an employee based on protected characteristics.

Civil Rights Laws


There are a variety of federal and California state laws in the U.S. that protect Americans’ civil and constitutional rights in their workplace and in public.

The First Amendment: Ensures your right to speak out against injustice, and to protest and blow the whistle on wrongdoing;

The Fourth Amendment: Protects you against police brutality, unlawful seizure, improper search, and wrongful arrest;

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or nationality;

California Fair Employment and Housing Act of 1959: Protects individuals from illegal discrimination or harassment in employment and requires employers to take reasonable steps to prevent harassment or discrimination in the workplace;

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967: Protects certain employees and job applicants age 40 and older from age discrimination in hiring, promotion, termination, and other employment-related scenarios; and

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: Prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities including in their jobs, schools, transportation, and places open to the general public.

Your rights are important to you, and they are important to us, too. We are proud of our history of going after those who would violate another person’s civil rights. We seek justice on behalf of those afflicted—if the violators cannot undo the harm they have caused, they must be held accountable financially for their actions and you have the right to monetary compensation for violations of your rights.

California Civil Rights Attorneys


When dealing with a violation of civil rights, it’s vital that you get trusted, expert advice on your rights. Our highly respected attorneys in Sacramento and Oakland have a successful history of representing people whose civil rights have been violated. We will discuss your situation, answer all your questions and make sure you fully understand your options so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.

We are deeply committed to ensuring Americans’ civil rights are protected and holding those who violate civil rights—in employment or in any part of their life—accountable for their actions. If you believe you or someone you love has been treated wrongfully or had their rights violated, we encourage you to contact us for a no-obligation consultation.

We’re here to help you ensure your rights are protected, and we won’t back down. Contact us today to speak to an experienced civil rights lawyer.

Personal injury and civil justice attorney Brooks Cutter is a leading advocate for consumer justice and protecting the rights of the severely injured. Brooks founded Cutter Law, P.C., with offices in Sacramento and Oakland, with…
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