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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 […]

What Is A Hostile Work Environment? 10 Signs Your Workplace Is Not Good For You

Written by Cooper and Friedman on October 9, 2018

In an ideal world, everyone would love their job and going to work Monday through Friday. In a normal world, everyone should enjoy going to their job most of the time. However, that isn’t always the case. Some people dread their job because of their employer or, more often, a hostile work environment. But what […]

Understanding Housing Discrimination – What It Is & What You Can Do About It

Written by Cooper and Friedman on September 14, 2018

While everyone has a basic need for housing, many disadvantaged groups are still struggling to gain equal access to it. Property owners, property managers, developers, real estate agents, mortgage lenders, homeowners’ associations, financial institutions, and even insurance providers can affect housing opportunities for many. For applicants or tenants seeking assistance with finding or residing in […]

3 Unbelievable Wrongful Termination Cases

Written by Cooper and Friedman on August 13, 2018

Being fired can be heartbreaking, inconvenient, and anger inducing. It can also be unfair and biased in which case it is called wrongful termination. In states like Kentucky and Indiana, neither the employer nor the employee enters a contract with, or holds any obligation to, the other. Kentucky and Indiana are both “at-will” states for […]

Job Interview Questions That Are Legal and Illegal To Ask

Written by Cooper and Friedman on August 8, 2018

When looking to fill a vacant position, employers often rely on the job interview to help determine the winning candidate. Resumes and cover letters can only convey so much. Employers want to get to know candidates prior to hiring them and that is where the job interview factors in. There are multiple ways to go […]

Understanding the Facts of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Written by Cooper and Friedman on July 26, 2018

Sexual harassment in the workplace encompasses any unwanted sexual behavior that interferes with an individual’s employment. Any advance (verbal or physical) as well as an exchange for sexual favors, that is unwelcome and takes place at work, is considered sexual harassment. Sexual harassment on the job is prevalent in many service-based industries where employees rely […]

Understanding What Wrongful Termination Is – And What it Isn’t

Written by Cooper and Friedman on June 25, 2018

As an employee, it’s always a good idea to fully understand your legal rights as well as what is and isn’t allowed at work. While there are many public policies set in place to protect an employee from being discriminated against, both Kentucky & Indiana are at-will states. This means that unless an employee is […]

How Retaliation Attorneys Prove Your Employer Wronged You

Written by Cooper and Friedman on May 28, 2018

If you experience or report discrimination or harassment in the workplace, you are legally protected from retaliation from your employer. However, just because it is illegal does not stop someone from doing it. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, about a third of discrimination charges in the workplace involve a retaliation claim. When you file […]

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