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Title IX For Students: Section D, Sexual Harassment

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on October 19, 2022
Title IX discrimination law Section D on Sexual Harassment in educational institutions

In the final installment of the Title IX For Students blog series, sexual harassment is the main point of discussion. While the actual Title IX document has limited information on this facet of discrimination based on sex, there was previously a comprehensive guide dedicated to defining, outlining, and discussing the details of sexual harassment published […]

Title IX For Students: Section C, Specific Provisions

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on October 11, 2022
The specific rules that Title IX has to enforce and abide by.

  In part two of the Title IX For Students blog series, the focus pans away from the general overview of discrimination and the categories that it has under Section A, and instead moves to the specific provisions pertinent to students outlined in Section C. These provisions cover a variety of different topics that are […]

Title IX For Students: Section A, General Discriminatory Conduct

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on October 3, 2022
Title IX Sex and Gender discrimination student rights

  According to the Department of Justice, the Title IX law is, in a general sense, “…a comprehensive federal law that has removed many barriers that once prevented people, on the basis of sex, from participating in educational opportunities and careers of their choice.” This is a law very closely intertwined with Title VI, actually […]

Wrongful Arrest and Imprisonment Laws in Kentucky: An Overview

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on March 29, 2022
False Imprisonment Statistics

Wrongful arrest, also known as false imprisonment or false arrest, describes an instance in which someone is wrongfully held or imprisoned, without proper grounds and against their consent. While the majority of false arrests do occur at the hands of police officers, you can be  wrongfully arrested by another civilian, such as being detained by […]

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, […]

What is Racial Profiling? A Brief History

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on June 16, 2021

Police officers and law enforcement officials should protect, honor and respect the civil rights of citizens, suspects, inmates and others who are in their care or with whom they interact. Unfortunately, while many of public servants understand these obligations, some do not. The fact is, some officers negligently or intentionally violate citizen’s rights by failing […]

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 […]

What To Expect The First Time You Meet With Your Lawyer

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on November 28, 2019
what to expect

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 & Friedman PLLC 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 […]