Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Discrimination | 0 comments

We live in a time when the acceptance of a range of sexual orientations seem to be becoming more and more commonplace. In fact, gay marriage is legal in many states in the US with even more on the verge of legalizing it in the coming years.

Yet we see a reoccurring problem…not only is discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation happen in every day live, it happens in the workplace as well. Individuals may find themselves put out of work or being constantly harassed at work based on their sexual orientation, causing emotional and financial distress.

According to a New York City sexual orientation discrimination attorney, although there is no specific law explicitly prohibiting discrimination in the workplace, decisions by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission prohibit discrimination based on an employee being gay or lesbian. Essentially, this means that if you have been wrongfully terminated or face continued harassment at your workplace, you may be able to take legal action to receive damages and compensation.

Even as the acceptance of a wide array of sexual orientations is increasing in the United States, sexual orientation discrimination is still commonplace even in the workplace. In fact, studies show that 42 percent of gay, lesbian, or bisexual workers experience discrimination in the workplace. This can cause immense emotional and physiological problems for an individual, not to mention the financial distress due to being wrongfully terminated based on their sexual orientation.

Sexual orientation discrimination is never right but continues to happen. Only when individuals know what to do in this situation to receive damages, often needing a lawyer, can some of the emotional and financial burden be lifted off their shoulders.

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Dividing the Assets of an Invalid Will

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Trust & Estate Litigation | 0 comments

Loosing a loved one is a heartbreaking and tragic situation. Already dealing with the emotional strain put on them, many individuals are then forced to deal with the confusing process of separating the assets of the deceased. Even if a will is left, the administration of an estate can be an extremely complicated process especially if multiple heirs are involved. This process can become even more complex if the heirs reach out to a Houston, Texas personal injury attorney of the Mokaram Law Firm to pursue a wrongful death claim.

There can be many reasons that there is no valid will for a deceased loved one—the will was not properly signed in the presence of a legal authority, the will was poorly drafted, and the will fails to properly dispose of their assets. Even more complicated is when there is no will at all. This can cause delays in determining who receives the estate of the deceased and how much they will receive. It is many times left with the spouse or adult children but many issues can make this a less than clear thing to decide.

In a time of such emotional distress, a lawyer is often the only way to deal with this confusing and difficult process. It is not uncommon for disputes to arise among family members that can only be settled legally.

A loved one passing away is one of the hardest events an individual can face in their lives and the long and complicated process of dividing a will can make it even more difficult, especially if the will is invalid or no will was left at all.

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