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What The Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Means For Workplace Discrimination

Written by Cooper and Friedman on June 25, 2020
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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 on May 15, 2020
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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 on April 10, 2020
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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 on April 3, 2020
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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 on March 27, 2020
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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 […]

Your Housing Rights: Housing Access, Criminal History, and Discrimination

Written by Cooper & Friedman on March 6, 2020

If you have a criminal record, getting access to housing may be difficult due to policies from housing providers. Some practices that disqualify people with criminal histories may be illegal. Here are the basics you need to know about housing access, criminal history, and your rights. Fair Housing Act The Fair Housing Act (FHA) is […]

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 […]

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