Search Site

Does Civil Rights Protection Extend to Children?

Civil rights violations are subject to civil action, which means you can sue parties who violate your civil rights. Beaumont civil rights attorneys have experience discerning whether grounds exist for you to pursue a civil case and recover compensation for damages.

As Americans, our civil rights include freedom from discrimination, excessive use of force and unlawful search and seizure, to name a few. Civil rights laws arise out of the Constitution and other laws that Congress has passed, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Civil rights violations often extend to protected classes who face discrimination based on color, race, nationality, religion, age, sex and disability. However, abusive treatment that violates your civil rights can apply to any class of Americans, and children’s civil rights violations are some of the latest news stories. Certain courts recognize children as a protected class, subject to civil rights abuse.

A case brought before the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit by two minor children against Tucumcari Municipal Schools involved a male teacher who had sexually molested two boys. The teacher attempted to argue that he qualified for immunity from civil prosecution based on a lack of established case law for children. He argued that children in school settings did not have the same rights for freedom from sexual harassment as adults had in workplaces. However, the court denied the defendant’s argument and upheld that children in school environments have protection against sexual harassment ― just as adults do in their work environments.

If you, your child or a loved one is harmed through a civil rights violation, find out how a Beaumont civil rights lawyer can help.

The Bernsen Law Firm offers a free consultation to discuss the prospects of pursuing a lawsuit.  By: David E. Bernsen

Our Attorneys
  • Best Law Firms Lifetime Member
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Martindale AV Preeminent Award '21
  • "I can't begin to thank Cade Bernsen and Bernsen Law Firm for believing in me and my case. They did everything and then some that I couldn't even imagine to see me through my difficult case. They stood beside me as we made it through many obstacles that were put in our path. " - Pam Parker

  • "When you need the best legal team and advice this is where you turn to. When you need the best legal team and advice this is where you turn to. They will take on the Corporate giants to make sure justice is rendered. They truly care about their clients and have your back! They helped my family and I was completely satisfied." - Christi Lynn

  • "I would like to personally thank the Attorneys and Staff of Bernsen Law Firm for their dedication and tireless efforts which contributed to successful litigation. Guiding me through the legal process, the steadfast confidence of Team Bernsen allowed me to relax knowing that my case was going to be handled in a competent, concise and positive manner. " - Bill Van Benthuysen

  • Fighting for You, Day to Day

    Our approach to work injuries

    Insurance companies bully victims. And hurt families. We put a stop to that.
  • On Your Side, Defending Your Rights

    A team of lawyers prepared to fight for you

    We’re here to help you put your life together and to hold negligent parties accountable.
Contact us

Quick Contact Form