Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Act of 1866 guaranteed civil rights protections at the federal level to all people in the U.S. and in 1964, discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin was outlawed. The State of Washington has its own legacy of protecting civil rights, passing the Washington Law Against Discrimination in 1949.  

Federal, State, and Local statutes guarantee freedom from discrimination. These laws were created in order to protect people from unfair treatment in sectors such as housing, education, and employment. State law also protects those reporting discriminatory practices from retaliation. 

Guaranteeing these rights is just as important now as it has ever been. If you feel that your civil rights have been violated, please reach out to speak with someone at our office about pursuing your claim.