Noble Notes is a Employment and Labor Law blog with useful information for employment and labor law practitioners, employees, and employers.

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 even […]

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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 […]

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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, where […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Why Systematic Change is Needed in North Carolina Concerning Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (Part 2 of 4)

PART 2: UNDERSTANDING HOW NORTH CAROLINA EMPLOYMENT LAW IS APPLIED IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASES Part 2 of 4 – Why Systematic Change is Needed in North Carolina Concerning Sexual Harassment in the Workplace By: Nick Sanservino, Jr. & Laura Noble,The Noble Law Firm NORTH CAROLINA EMPLOYMENT LAW ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT Workplace harassment is prohibited under state law by the North Carolina […]

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Why Systemic Change is Needed in North Carolina Concerning Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (Part 1 of 4)

WHY SYSTEMIC CHANGE IS NEEDED IN NORTH CAROLINA CONCERNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE Part 1 of 4 By: Nick Sanservino, Jr. & Laura Noble, The Noble Law Firm Nick Sanservino, Jr. has almost 20 years of experience practicing employment law. Prior to joining The Noble Law Firm in 2010, he worked at two of the nation’s largest and most respected management-side […]

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DON’T “Take This Job and Shove It”

DON’T “Take This Job And Shove It” One of these days I’m gonna’ blow my top And that sucker, he’s gonna’ pay Lord I can’t wait to see their faces When I get the nerve to say Take this job and shove it I ain’t working here no more . . . Johnny Paycheck, “Take This Job And Shove It” […]

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