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What To Expect The First Time You Meet With Your Lawyer

Written by Cooper and Friedman on November 28, 2019
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Today many lawyers offer free consultations. You can book an appointment and speak with a professional about your case for some time. This is an important meeting because you have the time to assess the lawyer and determine whether they’re the right fit for you. A lawyer can make or break a case, so hiring […]

How to Document Discrimination in the Work Place from an Experienced Workplace Discrimination Attorney

Written by Cooper and Friedman on April 9, 2019

Any employee who is being treated unfairly as the result of a protected characteristic, is likely experiencing a form of workplace discrimination. Harassment is one example of an unlawful form of discrimination that includes inappropriate verbal or physical behavior based on one’s sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability or age. Many federal laws including […]

Understanding Public Accommodations From a Discrimination Attorney

Written by Cooper and Friedman on February 26, 2019

What are Public Accommodations? Public accommodations are services provided either by government entities or private businesses. With the exception of religious organizations or clubs that require membership and or dues, places that provide goods and services to the general public must do so without discrimination or segregation. This is outlined in Title II of the […]

Understanding Your Social Media Rights

Written by Cooper and Friedman on February 12, 2019

Though relatively new in existence, for most of us social media has infiltrated nearly every part of our daily lives. While we wait for the laws to catch up to the times, it’s important to understand where we should exercise caution and what the potential consequences are for freely sharing our thoughts. Below we clear […]

5 Facts About Workplace Discrimination from an Experienced Workplace Discrimination Attorney

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on January 28, 2019
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Workplace discrimination, according to the Human Rights Commission, is defined as “treating, or proposing to treat, someone unfavourably because of a personal characteristic protected by law.” There are many kinds of discrimination that can occur in the workplace, as well. From ageism to racism, sexism to disability discrimination, it comes in all sorts of form. […]

Unfair Credit Reporting – Understanding Your Rights

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on December 27, 2018
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How is My Credit Determined? Generally a person’s credit score is updated and generated once a month. The number given is reflective of an algorithm primarily based on one’s previous payment history. It also considers whether they made payments on time and in full. How long one has had a credit history and how many […]

7 Facts You Should Know About Elder Abuse

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on December 20, 2018
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It can be difficult to entrust others with the care of a loved one. How do you ensure that they are being properly treated? All too often, the elderly are not able to speak up for themselves. Instead, they depend on the care of others whether it be professional caregivers or family members. While most […]

How to Address Breastfeeding Discrimination from your Employer

Written by Cooper and Friedman on November 20, 2018

Women and specifically mothers make up a large part of the workforce. For a new mother, breastfeeding often plays an important part in the health of both herself and her child. However, nursing outside of the home often comes with its many trials and tribulations. For example, it is not uncommon for those who nurse […]

Most Common Questions Retaliation Attorneys Hear

Written by Cooper and Friedman on November 1, 2018

More often than not, those who have been harassed or discriminated against in the workplace don’t come forward out of fear of their employer retaliating. Retaliation occurs whenever an employer takes action against an employee or applicant in order to prevent them from engaging in a protected activity. Retaliation is often also a prevalent form […]

Discrimination Against People with Disabilities – Examples from Real Legal Cases

Written by Cooper and Friedman on October 16, 2018

Disability discrimination occurs when an employer unfavorably treats a qualified employee or applicant as a result of an impairment that they may have. Both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prohibit discrimination on the basis of a disability. The EEOC defines a disability as “a physical or mental […]

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