Discrimination based on a person's faith can occur in all areas of life, but often arises when at the workplace or when people are looking for housing. Both the state and the federal government have laws that protect you from the harms of religious discrimination.
Not only do laws prohibit discrimination against your religious practice but it is also unlawful to discriminate against you for associating with people of a particular religion or for wearing garments such as a Jewish yarmulke, a Muslim chador, or a Sikh turban. If you have experienced religious discrimination, attorney skilled in handling religious discrimination cases can advise you on how to protect your religious rights.
Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.
An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.
Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.
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