If you’ve been discriminated against in employment, housing, or businesses based on your race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual identity or expression, disability or family responsibilities, that’s a violation of your civil rights in the District of Columbia.

If the government has discriminated against you on these grounds, or has taken actions to restrict your freedom of speech and expression, or arrested you illegally, or has otherwise harmed you while you were in custody this may also be a violation of your civil rights.

If you think you might have a case, it’s very important to contact an attorney right away. You may lose your right to compensation for your injuries, even if you have a good case, if you wait. Some claims expire as soon as 30 days after the injury occurs.