Category Archive: Civil Rights

Most convictions are correct, and it is only a small fraction of criminal convictions that are wrongfully made due to police misconduct. But wrongful convictions are unacceptable and should not be tolerated because they place innocent people behind bars.

What is the Domino’s Website Case Really About?

What is the Domino’s Website Case Really About?

| Civil Rights
Recently, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal regarding a pizza ordering website which was not accessible to blind people. But the issues in this case go far beyond the victory to disabled people. In January 2019, a lower appeals court ruled that Domino’s Pizza and other retailers must make their websites…Read the article
It May Be a Crime to Say ‘Illegal Alien’ in NYC

It May Be a Crime to Say ‘Illegal Alien’ in NYC

| Civil Rights
If people use this phrase to describe undocumented residents, and they intend to “demean, humiliate or harass a person,” New York City officials may asses a fine of up to $250,000. A related prohibition applies to anyone who threatens to call immigration officials, if the party has a “discriminatory motive.” Words have power in court…Read the article
The MeToo Movement – From a Man’s Perspective

The MeToo Movement – From a Man’s Perspective

| Civil Rights
Unless you have been living under a rock or have been lost to civilization for the last few years, you have at least heard of the Me Too Movement and have likely heard at least some of the scandals that have been brought to light. But what is this movement really about? What are its goals?…Read the article
The MeToo Movement – A Woman’s Perspective

The MeToo Movement – A Woman’s Perspective

| Civil Rights
If you have been online, watched the TV, read the newspaper, or been out and about in your local community at all over the last few years, you have likely at least heard of the MeToo Movement. Taking the world by storm a few years ago, the undertones of this movement have been building for…Read the article
The Difference: Identity Theft & Medical Identity Theft

The Difference: Identity Theft & Medical Identity Theft

| Civil Rights
Identity theft, which is basically stealing someone’s financial and personal information for personal gain, is considered to be the fastest growing crimes in the United States. In the US, identity theft costs people around $5 billion annually. Personal information such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, address, and bank information are what is needed for…Read the article
Equal Pay Discrimination and What You Should Do

Equal Pay Discrimination and What You Should Do

| Civil Rights
Everyone works for a living and we expect to be paid a fair and honest wage for the work we do. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and some workers are getting cheated out of money that should be paid to them. And worst of all, it is being done by employers who are…Read the article
What Can a Parent do if Their Child Was Abused at School?

What Can a Parent do if Their Child Was Abused at School?

| Civil Rights
Every day, parents entrust the teachers, coaches, and school counselors within their community to do their jobs and they trust these individuals with the safety and well-being of their children. That is how things are supposed to happen. But what happens when school employees betray that trust and abuse their power? What can a parent…Read the article
Know Your Rights About #MeToo and Arbitration Clauses

Know Your Rights About #MeToo and Arbitration Clauses

| Civil Rights
A recent Supreme Court decision has emboldened some companies to use arbitration clauses to quietly handle workplace sexual harassment claims. Federal lawmakers are considering a measure that would effectively nullify this decision. Some people, like former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, have tried unorthodox legal maneuvers to circumvent the arbitration clause. But in New York,…Read the article
Marie Napoli on the MeToo Movement Against Sexual Harassment

Marie Napoli on the MeToo Movement Against Sexual Harassment

| Civil Rights
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as follows:  “Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature…when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating,…Read the article
What is the Difference Between Parole and Probation?

What is the Difference Between Parole and Probation?

| Civil Rights
When an individual gets into legal trouble and breaks the law there are a number of consequences they can face, depending on the type and severity of their infractions. Two common yet often confused sentences a judge can pass down are probation and parole. There is a major procedural difference between probation and parole. Probation…Read the article