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Blog Posts in March, 2018

  • #MeToo: Sexual Harassment & the Workplace

    The news has been abuzz with stories of sexual harassment and abuse victims speaking up and fighting back. From the viral hashtag campaign #MeToo, to the “Time’s Up” movement at the Golden Globes, to the men and women who are speaking out against leaders and politicians, sexual harassment is a trending topic. Unfortunately, sexual harassment is a widespread problem, especially in the workplace. It ...
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  • Do Employers Have To Let Their Employees Take Religious Holidays Off?

    According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, businesses that have 15 or more employees have to make reasonable accommodations for their employees’ religious observances. This means that if a covered employer can reasonably accommodate an employee’s request for a religious observance, they must do so. Anti-discrimination laws in some states might even cover religious accommodations for ...
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  • Mazaheri Law Firm Now Accepting DUI Cases

    At Mazaheri Law Firm, we represent clients across a diverse array of areas, including family law, personal injury, immigration law, mediation and employment law. Now, we’re excited to announce that we are expanding our practice and accepting DUI cases. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you need representation from an experienced Oklahoma City attorney immediately. ...
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  • Pregnancy Discrimination & Your Rights

    Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978, pregnant employees must not be discriminated against in the workplace. However, the PDA only applies to companies with 15 or more employees. If you work at a company with less than 15 employees, you will need to look at your regional Department of Labor Women’s Bureau office to understand your rights. Under the PDA, you are protected from a ...
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  • 5 Questions to Ask Your Divorce Attorney During Your First Meeting

    Seeking a divorce can be a stressful experience. Having the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney can help make the process go smoothly, and you won’t have to handle the complex legal issues on your own. During your initial consultation, there are several questions you should ask to help you better understand your case, as well as help you understand what benefits the divorce lawyer can provide. ...
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  • Nursing Home Neglect Is a Form of Abuse!

    Nursing home neglect falls under the umbrella of abuse, although the two words have distinct meanings. While abuse involves doing things to another than can be physically and emotionally hurtful, neglect involves omission , that is, omitting to do things that promote emotional and physical well-being. When a nursing home fails to provide proper care, your loved ones can suffer significant physical ...
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