Civil Rights Law Archives - Personal Injury Lawyer | Cooper and Friedman

Your Personal Injury Lawyers

Millions of dollars collected for seriously
injured people like you


Category: Civil Rights Law

Understanding Your Rights: An Overview of Unlawful Search and Seizure

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on May 31, 2022
The Fourth Amendment specifically protects Americans from “unreasonable search and seizure,” but what exactly does this mean?

The U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights provides Americans with an extensive list of the rights and protections afforded to them by the government. These rights and protections are foundational to our society, informing the actions of our law enforcement and courts. The Fourth Amendment specifically protects Americans from “unreasonable search and seizure,” but what exactly […]

When Can I Sue For Police Misconduct?

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on January 30, 2022
Are you a victim of police brutality, wrongful arrest, or other unlawful action by law enforcement? Call us.

Police misconduct is a disturbingly common phenomenon. Around 1 in 4.7 officers are implicated for some act of misconduct in their lifetime, according to the 2010 National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project (NPMSRP). Each year, thousands of Americans face frightening, unwarranted mistreatment from police officers. Misconduct can take many forms, but, across the board, […]

Understanding Prisoner’s Rights: An Overview

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on February 23, 2021

People in prison may have access to basic rights under the constitution, but they don’t have equal protection under the law. Although there are a number of protections and legal actions that can be pursued in certain incidents of abuse or inequity, the process is often very complicated to carry out due to the Prison […]

How To Vote By Mail in Kentucky & Indiana

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on September 22, 2020
vote by mail

As November 3rd, 2020 looms near, many are looking for options to safely and effectively place their vote for the upcoming local and presidential elections amid the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’re looking to skip the crowds and vote early or submit your ballot by mail, here’s everything you need to know. Kentucky Those registered to […]

Workplace Discrimination: Three Groundbreaking Cases

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on August 20, 2020

Workplace discrimination happens more than you may think. There have been many moves in the right direction in the past few decades. However, it is very important to continue to educate ourselves and to know our rights as employees. What is employment or workplace discrimination? This is a form of discrimination based on race, gender, […]

What The Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Means For Workplace Discrimination

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on June 25, 2020
supreme court

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of protecting gay, lesbian, and transgender workers in a historic 6-3 decision made Monday June 15th, of 2020. Discriminating against an employee on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is now prohibited under Title VII Of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Supreme Court Ruling […]

Prisoners’ Rights and the Coronavirus

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on May 15, 2020
prisoners rights

COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone’s lives. People have changed how to work, communicate, and live during the pandemic to curb the spread while keeping loved ones safe. Unfortunately, not everyone has the freedom to isolate and avoid contracting the virus. There is growing dialogue and varied actions related to prisoners’ rights during the pandemic. There […]

Workplace Sexual Harassment, Title VII, and Your Rights

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on April 10, 2020
workplace sexual harassment

Conversations about sexual harassment have become more common in recent years. As a systemic social issue, sexual harassment can occur in any workplace setting. Around 38% of all women and 14% of all men report experiencing a form of sexual harassment at work. In fact, some industries having much higher rates. In addition, over 70% […]

How to Apply for Unemployment in Kentucky and Indiana

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on April 3, 2020
unemployment

The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge economic impact all around the world. In places with significant social distancing measures in place, many businesses have had to shut their doors temporarily and lay off workers. In the Kentuckiana area, both food-service businesses like restaurants and bars and other public-facing businesses have seen a rise in […]

Public Assistance Programs in Kentucky: What You Need to Know

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on March 27, 2020
public assistance

Kentucky’s public assistance programs help individuals and families with low incomes cover basic living expenses. Programs cover food, health care, housing, financial assistance, and more. The programs that cover these areas each have their own set of requirements and, subsequently, their own application processes. Here is a look at some of the main public assistance […]

Contact Cooper & Friedman Attorneys At Law today at 502-459-7555 to schedule a free initial consultation