Pennsylvania Civil Rights Laws
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The rights of individuals to receive equal treatment under the law are collectively called civil rights. Pennsylvania civil rights laws generally mirror federal civil rights laws.
The following chart provides the relevant code sections and basic provisions of Pennsylvania's civil rights laws.
|Code Section||Tit. 43 §951, et seq.|
|Agency||Human Relations Commission|
|Private Action Permitted?||Yes|
|Attorney Fees Recoverable by Plaintiff?||Discretionary|
|Statute of Limitations||180 days/agency, 2 yrs./private action|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- please contact a Pennsylvania civil rights attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
Pennsylvania Civil Rights Laws Related Resources:
- What are Civil Rights?
- Have Your Civil Rights Been Violated?
- Pennsylvania Legal Research
- Pennsylvania Code
- Official State Codes - Links to the official online statutes (laws) in all 50 states and DC
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