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Workplace Discrimination: Three Groundbreaking Cases

Written by Cooper & Friedman 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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