Civil Rights

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Civil Rights

Civil rights are the collective rights of individuals to receive equal and fair treatment under the law, which includes freedom from discrimination in employment. Learn more about the meaning of civil rights in the legal dictionary (no California-specific).

California civil rights laws generally mirror federal civil rights laws, with a few exceptions, extending the protection (in general, additional protections from discrimination in California). This means that the vast majority of civil rights laws in California originate at the federal level, most notably the broad protections encoded in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But California also protect the civil rights of their residents.

This is an introduction to civil rights laws in California. Below you will find California-specific laws on civil rights in various different contexts, including applicable statutes of limitations, whether private civil rights actions are permitted, and pertinent code provisions.

Civil Rights Laws and Statutes in California

Learn more about California's civil rights statutes below. You can also find additional resources and information on this topic by visiting the United States section on Civil Rights here. In that section, you may follow the cross references for state-specific (including California) civil rights laws. A list of entries on civil rights in the United States is available here, including the history of civil rights and other topics.

Civil Rights Laws and Statutes in California

Learn more about California's civil rights statutes below. You can also find additional resources and information on this topic by visiting the United States section on Civil Rights here. In that section, you may follow the cross references for state-specific (including California) civil rights laws. A list of entries on civil rights in the United States is available here, including the history of civil rights and other topics.

See more on civil rights in California related to employment law in this California legal encyclopedia.

California Civil Rights

This section covers California-specific basic information on civil rights and related topics. Many of California's laws on civil rights are similar to those of other U.S. states, with some differences (in some cases, minor differences). California civil rights laws on civil rights are created and revised by the actions of lawmakers and the courts. Use the cross-references and topics below to learn more about California statutes and laws on civil rights, which is a basic matter in California law.

California Civil Rights

This section covers California-specific basic information on civil rights and related topics. Many of California's laws on civil rights are similar to those of other U.S. states, with some differences (in some cases, minor differences). California civil rights laws on civil rights are created and revised by the actions of lawmakers and the courts. Use the cross-references and topics below to learn more about California statutes and laws on civil rights, which is a basic matter in California law.

Civil Rights in relation to Criminal Law & Procedure

This section analizes the legal issue of civil rights in this context, and provides information on its relation with Particular Crimes and Offenses

Civil Rights Violations

Welcome to the California legal encyclopedia's introductory part covering the civil rights violations laws of California, with explanations of the various implications of civil rights violations in California and the statutes enforced in California in connexion with civil rights violations. This introductory section covers case law related to civil rights violations in California, the legal approach on civil rights violations in the United States and related topics. The information below provides an California-specific general overview of the legal regime of civil rights violations in California.

Civil Rights Violations in relation to Personal Injury and Torts

This section analizes the legal issue of civil rights violations in this context, and provides information on its relation with Specific Torts.

Civil Rights in California: General Overview

This entry offers readers with practical insight to the subject of civil rights in California, a general introduction to the legal issues relating to civil rights under California law and practice.

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