Find Lawyers in Phoenix, Arizona for Civil Rights Law
Roopali is a partner in the firm’s litigation group, focusing her practice in the areas of complex civil litigation, political law, and civil appeals. Her practice involves representing clients at all stages of litigation in state and federal court, in front of administrative agencies, and in arbitration proceedings. Her clients include large and small businesses, non-profits, and political campaigns and parties. Roopali’s business clients rely on her experience and her creative a...
Spencer represents and advises businesses, non-profits, and individuals in a broad range of matters in state and federal courts. He is admitted to practice in New York, California, and Arizona. He served as a law clerk to two judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit---the Hon. Mary M. Schroeder and the Hon. Andrew D. Hurwitz. Prior to founding Scharff PC, Spencer practiced with an international law firm in Los Angeles and a boutique litigation firm in Phoenix.
Civil Rights Law Definition
“Discrimination” results when an individual’s, group’s, or a business or governmental entity’s preference or prejudice fosters conduct or a practice that obstructs or hinders another’s equal access or exercise of guaranteed civil rights or freedoms. Obviously, not every infringement of another’s civil rights or freedom amounts to illegal discrimination. The civil rights laws make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of one’s membership in a protected class. One may not discriminate or adversely impact another on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, or national origin. As a rule of thumb, discrimination against a protected class of citizens that interferes with the exercise of voting rights, the right to assemble, freedom of speech, religion, or association or with equal opportunities to education or housing brings civil rights laws into play.
Despite the best efforts of individuals, businesses, and governmental entities to comply with the civil rights laws, lawsuits or administrative charges occur. Such charges and lawsuits can have significant consequences.
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