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What to Know Before Hiring a Construction Accident Attorney

You’re on a construction site and—almost out of nowhere—a large beam knocks you out, leaving you unconscious and in pain. You’ve suffered a head wound and broken your leg in the fall, causing you to stay off your feet for the next few months. Workers’ compensation might help you to a certain extent, but should you incorporate a construction accident…

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3 Examples of Slip and Fall Lawsuits to Learn From

Slip and fall lawsuits are filed every day across this country, with varying outcomes. There are a number of different situations that could lead to a slip and fall accident. In order to prevail with a personal injury claim you must be able to prove that one of the following is true: The property owner of the premises where the…

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Religious Discrimination and Freedom Stirs Controversy

  Wars are waged over it. We are warned not to discuss it at social events lest we want to induce a fiery debate that just may turn a nice evening with the neighbors into World War III. Religion. It is hard to think of a more globally debated and controversial topic than religious discrimination.

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The Fight Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

  With the Supreme Court’s decision to allow same sex marriage, the discussion about sexual orientation discrimination has been brought to the forefront. Up until this point sexual orientation discrimination in the United States has been a somewhat murky area of the law, with no clear language under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 explicitly prohibiting it. In response to…

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Standing Up Against Ethnicity Discrimination

  Discrimination based on ethnicity or national origin happens in every country across the globe and has been a significant issue throughout history. Oftentimes ethnicity discrimination is fueled by conflicts between nations and groups, misunderstanding of culture, the generalization of populations, the need for power and general ignorance. Since the U.S. entered into conflict with the Middle East in the…

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What You Need to Know Before Filing a Race Discrimination Claim

Race discrimination is one of the most common forms of discrimination in the United States. In Fiscal Year 2013 there were 31,073 race discrimination claims filed, according to the EEOC. While the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made racial discrimination illegal, employers still, over 50 years later, continue to make employment decisions based on race, negatively affecting millions of workers…

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A Startling Truth: Pregnancy Discrimination in the U.S. is on the Rise 

  In 1978 the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed, protecting women from being fired or discriminated against due to pregnancy. Yet, in the last 15 years, pregnancy discrimination in the U.S. has risen by nearly 50%. The increase in pregnancy discrimination cases filed with the EEOC in recent years is troubling to say the least.

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