Author Archives: Dakota Harbison

30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26th, the Noble Law Firm recognizes the 30-year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that President George H.W. Bush signed into law. This federal mandate was monumental in changing the lives of individuals with disabilities in the United States. The ADA requires governments, businesses, and public areas to be accessible and provided guidelines for how employers must provide fair, inclusive treatment and even the playing field for workers with disabilities. From accessible parking spaces and wheelchair ramps, to less visible modifications of policies and barring disability discrimination in the workplace.  Above and beyond what other civil rights legislation had required, the ADA …
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The Noble Law represents dismissed St. Aug’s employees, including track coach George Williams, in lawsuit

The Noble Law’s own Nicholas Sanservino is representing four former St. Augustine employees in a lawsuit against St. Augustine University (SAU). One of these employees includes legendary track coach George Williams, who is a 1965 graduate of the university. Since graduation, Williams has coached his alma mater for 43 seasons, winning 39 NCAA Division II championships. In 2004, Coach Williams proceeded to coach the U.S. Olympic Track & Field team. As a leader in the Track & Field community he …
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Laura Noble Interviewed on CBS 17 About the Supreme Courts LGBTQ Labor Rights Decision

During the middle of Pride month, the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision on LBGTQ labor rights. In this decision, the court declared that discrimination against sexual orientation is illegal, as is is discrimination on the “basis of sex”, which is covered in Title XII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Laura Noble takes a few minutes to discuss what this means for North Carolina with CBS 17. Transcript: CBS 17 News, June 15 Nationwide, more than 11 million …
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Laura Noble Interviewed on ABC11 About the Supreme Courts LGBTQ Labor Rights Decision

On June 15th, 2020 the Supreme Court released a ruling in its landmark LGBTQ Labor Rights, barring discrimination against those for their sexual orientation, as it is discrimination on the “basis of sex”. This provides clarity from lower court rulings, and their interpretations of Title XII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Laura Noble takes a few minutes to discuss what this means for North Carolina with ABC11. Transcript: ABC 11 News, June 15 Tonight, a landmark ruling protecting …
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Laura Noble Interviewed on WRAL News About the Supreme Courts LGBTQ Labor Rights Decision

On June 15th, 2020 the Supreme Court released its monumental opinion to uphold LGBTQ labor rights. In a 6-3 decision, the Justices upheld that discrimination on sexual orientation is illegal through Title XII of the Civil Rights Amendment of 1964, as it is discrimination on the “basis of sex”. This decision is a particularly satisfying win for the North Carolina LGBTQ community.  North Carolina is among the minority of states that does not have a state law prohibiting any form of discrimination and harassment in the …
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The Noble Response to SCOTUS Decision on LGBTQ Labor Protections

Written By: Dakota Harbison (he, him, his) and Laura Noble (she, her, hers) Whether you are an activist, ally, attorney, or member of the LGBTQ community, it is likely you feel the same exuberance and agony from the last seven years. The moments of overwhelming joy from the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold marriage equality in 2015, to the frustration of executive orders allowing for the discrimination of the LGBTQ community in health care settings in 2020. These changes have left us all with whiplash as we see protections appear and disappear, making progress slow.  Now, …
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