I often am asked as a New York Civil Rights Lawyer to explain a person’s first amendment rights.  The first amendment protects the rights of every citizen to engage in certain activities such as speech, press, even religion. There is also the right of affiliation, and the affiliation could be a political affiliation; for example supporting a certain political candidate or opposing one, and it could also involve the right to affiliate with a union. A trustee, a president of the union, or a safety officer with the union.  The first amendment covers all of these areas of law in terms of one specific defining category. I advise clients as a New York Civil Rights Lawyer that you have the right not to be retaliated against for engaging in those kind of activities and the action against you has to be taken by a state actor and the state actor again is somebody who is cloaked with some type of governmental authority.  The key factor is always whether a state actor put some action against you as a result of you exercising your rights under the first amendment.

 

If you feel that you have been retaliated against due to your first amendment rights, contact our New York Civil Rights Lawyers to fight for right!

 

This informational blog post was provided by Kim Berg, an experienced White Plains, New York Civil Rights Lawyer.