Cooper Erving & Savage, LLP

The Employment Law Group of Cooper Erving & Savage

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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

What are Right-to-Work laws and how do they affect you?

In the public-sector union context, right-to-work laws mean that union members do not have to pay union dues to be members of the union. In states that have enacted right-to-work laws that apply to private employers, although states vary, most Right-to-

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Blog of the Week

You Can Be Fired for Not Showing Up to Work During a Hurricane

We all know that you can lose your home and your belongings, but politicians never talk about the fact that during a disaster, many people can lose their jobs as well.

Thought for the Week

""The great majority of pregnant women and new mothers want to breastfeed but face significant barriers in community, health care, and employment settings." "

–Senate resolution marking National Breastfeeding Month.

List of the Week

from Workplace Fairness

What do people want to know about discrimination in the workplace?

Top five searches in discrimination topics this week:

  • Sex and Gender Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Proving Discrimination
  • Language Discrimination
  • Pay Discrimination

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Why pulling an Omarosa and secretly recording coworkers is probably a bad idea
  2. Wages Are Low and Workers Are Scarce. Wait, What?
  3. Millennials United: Labor Unions Enjoy a Youthful Surge
  4. Facebook sued over allegations of gender bias in male-targeted job ads
  5. Dangerous Jobs Also Put Workers at Risk of Opioid Dependency

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