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Bill Announced to Expand Federal Laws to Include Discrimination Protection for LGBT Individuals

As a follow-up to the Supreme Court’s decision of Obergefell v. Hodges legalizing same-sex marriage, lawmakers have introduced a bill to expand discrimination protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) individuals. (SupremeCourt.gov). Currently, less than half of the states … Continue reading

San Francisco Shooting Brings Attention to “Sanctuary Cities” and Their Policies Regarding Undocumented Immigrants

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Last week, amid an already heated discussion surrounding immigration reforms in the United States, the world learned of the shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle by an undocumented immigrant in California. Ms. Steinle, while taking a walk on a popular … Continue reading

UPS Faces Employment Discrimination Suit from EEOC

Following a lawsuit filed against clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch Inc for discrimination based on an applicant’s appearance due to religious reasons, shipping giant United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) is now facing a similar suit by current and potential employees … Continue reading

Lawyer is Denied Identity of Online Critic who Disparaged Her on Avvo

The Washington State Court of Appeals rejected a subpoena from a lawyer seeking to discover the identity of an anonymous reviewer who smeared her on Avvo, an online lawyer directory. Deborah Thomson, a divorce lawyer in Tampa, Florida, failed to make … Continue reading

The National Advocates Expands Membership Options to Include Top 40 Under 40

As our organization continues to grow, we welcome all input and suggestions from our members and are constantly looking for ways to make the organization a continued success for many years to come. It is based on some of those … Continue reading

Same-Sex Spouses To Benefit Financially from Supreme Court’s Gay-Marriage Decision

Friday’s monumental ruling concerning same-sex marriage from the Nation’s highest court may give same-sex couples more cause for celebration than originally thought. In a vote of 5-4 on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled to allow same-sex couples the … Continue reading

Survey Reveals Most Americans Confused About Social Security Benefits

According to a recent poll conducted by KRC Research for Mass Mutual Financial Group, most Americans are confused on the essentials of Social Security benefits and options available to them. The poll, aptly titled A Social Security Quiz for Individuals, … Continue reading

Age Discrimination Lawsuit filed against Chicago’s Rosebud Restaurants

A 71-year-old Chicago man alleges he was unfairly dismissed by Rosebud Restaurants because of his age, states a lawsuit filed on June 15 at United States District Court in Chicago. Represented by Eugene K. Hollander of The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander, Daniel Miller was General Manager at Rosebud … Continue reading

$5.7 Million Verdict Reinstated For Doctor in Vicious Retaliation by Hospital CEO

A California appeals court has upheld $5.7 million jury verdict for a physician’s emotional distress claim against a hospital CEO. The CEO retaliated against the doctor by having him arrested for a loaded gun planted in his car. The CEO … Continue reading

Pentagon Announces Changes in Discrimination Policy Toward Gay and Lesbian Troops

During a meeting Tuesday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced an update to the military’s discrimination policy that would afford gay and lesbian troops in the military the same protections as straight soldiers and troops. The announcement was made at the … Continue reading