Cooper Erving & Savage, LLP

The Employment Law Group of Cooper Erving & Savage

Protecting Civil Rights
for Over 25 Years

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Introduction to Firm's Employment Practice

From a civil rights perspective, aside from the Constitution itself, the most important law ever passed was the Civil Rights Act of 1871, which gave citizens the right to sue governmental officials who violate their constitutional rights. Our firm is one of the very few in the nation that can say it was in existence in 1871 when that law was passed.

We use that law, now known as 42 United States Code section 1983, and the many other civil rights, employment, and labor laws passed since that time, in fighting to get justice for our clients who have been victims of abuses of power either at the hands of governmental officials or private employers. We work hard for our clients and are dedicated to these very important and special cases, because this line of work is at the very heart of what makes the United States a democratic society and what can make us a more just society.

If you believe you have been mistreated and are seeking a remedy of this kind, we would be pleased to hear from you.

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Topic of the Week

Overcoming Stigma in a Job Interview

Stigma. It's tough to face it for the first time in a job interview. Think of it like extra airport baggage--sure; it makes the journey more challenging; but there's no reason you still can't reach your destination.

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Blog of the Week

56 attorneys general push Congress to help sexual harassment victims gain access to the courts

Attorneys general from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories wrote a letter Monday imploring Congress to make the courts more accessible to victims of sexual harassment.

Thought for the Week

"The greatest wealth is health."

–Virgil

List of the Week

from ON24

Training Mistakes: Workers Feelings About Corporate Training

  • 84% say there are problems with training
  • 48% say it only happens occasionally
  • 45% say content is inconsistent
  • 25% say material is boring and not up to date 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. The Tipped Minimum Wage Is Fueling Sexual Harassment in Restaurants
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  3. How industries from Hollywood to Capitol Hill to modeling are tackling sexual harassment
  4. AT&T, Walmart Bolster Their Tax Savings in Paying Worker Bonuses
  5. Airlines Sue Washington State Over Paid Sick Leave Law

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