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Strong Brew: National Employer takes a shot at Facing Bias

If you are bummed your local Starbucks is closed today for anti-bias training, consider this uncomfortable, inconvenient feeling as a reminder of the part we all play in the cultural epidemic of racial and sexual harassment and discrimination our country is struggling to come to grips with.  This is a very small price for coffee consumers and the company […]

Laura Noble discusses challenges facing sexual harassment survivors in the Carolinas with WBTV

May 15, 2018

In the WBTV article, “Why many women aren’t able to file sexual harassment lawsuits in North Carolina,” Laura Noble discusses the legal road blocks many women in the state face when trying to report sexual harassment.

Since the #MeToo era began, the Noble Law Firm has seen a 500% increase in calls from women claiming sexual harassment in […]

Implicit Racial Bias in the Workplace

Whether waiting at a table at Starbucks[1] or applying for a job or promotion as a bank executive, people of color are frequently denied equal opportunities to participate as full citizens in the United States.  Some individuals face unlawful arrest or worse.[2]  The clients we represent suffer pay disparities,[3] hostile and discriminatory work conditions, harassment, denials of promotions, or […]

Laura Noble discusses sexual harassment in small businesses with Triangle Business Journal

April 2, 2018

In the Triangle Business Journal’s March 30 cover story, “Sexual harassment in the workplace: Where numbers don’t tell the story,” The Noble Law Firm’s Managing Partner Laura Noble discusses the challenges of fighting sexual harassment in small businesses with reporter Jennifer Henderson.

Despite the growing attention around sexual harassment, the number of charges alleging sexual harassment nationally were […]

Laura Noble offers advice about preventing workplace discrimination at HERWorld18

Laura Noble, managing partner of The Noble Law Firm, has devoted her practice to helping create equitable and safe workplaces for all employees. She not only represents employees, but she also works with companies to put proactive policies in place to combat discriminatory behavior. On March 8, Laura participated in a panel discussion at PinkPetro’s HERWorld 2018 Energy Forum, […]

Laura Noble participates in panel discussion at PinkPetro’s HERWorld 2018 Energy Forum

 

In the digital age, a single social media post holds the power to make or break a brand. In a world where #MeToo and #TimesUp are buzzwords, discussions around awareness and prevention of sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace are not only prudent, but necessary. On International Women’s Day, The Noble Law Firm’s Managing Partner Laura Noble joined […]

Laura Noble discusses mandatory arbitration and its effects on employment law

NC Lawyers Weekly
March 15, 2018

In the article, “Under scrutiny: Arbitration clauses at the office,” NC Lawyers Weekly’s David Donovan discusses mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment claims with The Noble Law Firm founder and employment attorney Laura Noble.

“There was a widespread recognition that we need to do more to ensure that sexual harassment is rooted out in the workplace, and […]

Laura Noble at Pink Petro’s HERWORLD2018 Energy Forum

Laura Noble will be at the Pink Petro #herworld2018 event in Houston, TX! Houston area friends should stop by the Norris Conference Center March 7th – 8th to participate in an innovative and inclusive learning event that addresses new frontiers in the energy industry where business, workforce, innovation and geo-policy intersect.

Go to Pink Petro TV to listen to a […]

Why Systematic Change is Needed in North Carolina Concerning Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (Part 4 of 4)

PART 4: TAKING ACTION AND MAKING CHANGE
By: Nick Sanservino, Jr. and Laura Noble, The Noble Law Firm
 

WHAT CAN BE DONE TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR WORKPLACE HARASSMENT VICTIMS

Federal Courts Need To Properly And Consistently Apply Title VII Standards

The United States Congress can amend Title VII to more clearly articulate modern-day standards for workplace harassment.  However, this […]

Why Systematic Change is Needed in North Carolina Concerning Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (Part 3 of 4)

PART 3: GRASPING ADDITIONAL SETBACKS FACED BY WORKPLACE HARASSMENT VICTIMS AND HOW EMPLOYERS UNFAIRLY BENEFIT
By: Nick Sanservino, Jr. & Laura Noble, The Noble Law Firm
 
OTHER PROBLEMS CONFRONTING WORKPLACE HARASSMENT VICTIMS
1. Confidentiality & Non-Disparagement Agreements
Employers certainly want to avoid paying substantial damages for sexual harassment. However, an employer’s business can be damaged even more significantly by adverse publicity resulting from workplace harassment.  Consequently, when employers settle […]