Civil Rights Law ADA

At the most basic level, civil rights include the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They are those inherent rights that cannot be interfered with by the government or by other private citizens. They include the right to be involved in a political arena without fear of discrimination or persecution, and the right to live without intimidation or fear for your safety. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects against discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin and gender. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects those who are disabled, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Acts stops discrimination against older workers. To learn more about these and other civil rights laws, click the links to articles, answers and videos in this section.