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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 Protect Yourself From Internet & Phone Call Scams

Written by Cooper and Friedman on December 10, 2019
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We live in an age of information technology. People have constant access to the internet and can easily find any information they need. Despite this, many fall for internet and phone call scams. These scams can cost you thousands of dollars and cause a great deal of stress. Here’s a look at some of the […]

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 […]

Debt Collection Harassment – 8 Facts You Should Know

Written by Cooper and Friedman on October 15, 2019
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A lot of people have never dealt with debt collectors so they’re reluctant or even fearful to take a debt collector’s call or receive letters about credit card debts that they may owe. Experts say that the consumers need to face the facts and deal with any debt collector that comes their way. However, as […]

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 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
Workplace Discrimination Attorney

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. […]

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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