Earlier this month a 10M verdict in sexual harassment case #724401 of Los Angeles South West College Professor Dr. Sabrena Odom marked a victory for women in the arenas of both higher education and law. Top-rated, Los Angeles millennial attorney, liability expert, and founder of The Wright Employment Law Firm, Jamie E. Wright teamed up with the Law Offices of Maryann P. Gallagher to represent the plaintiff against the Los Angeles Community College system (LACCD) and its employee, Howard Irvin. Together with attorney Viri Aceves, the all-female legal team successfully secured a settlement of $8.5M against LACCD and $1.5M against Howard Irvin, setting precedent for future students and faculty alike.
“The jury corrected a wrong by the LACCD today for its failure to investigate and take action against Vice President Howard Irvin,” comments Wright. “Because of this injustice, a woman whose greatest dream was to empower the area’s lower-income students lost every sense of safety on a campus that once felt like home. Sexual harassment should never be tolerated under the umbrella of any institution and for it to have been ignored for as long as it was here, exemplifies campus acceptance. Dr. Odom’s win will hopefully inspire other women to continue to believe in the power behind their voices, too.”
This landmark trial is a shining example of California’s recent legal changes allowing promising young attorneys like Wright the chance to try high-profile cases as associate counsel. Previously, assuming a key role in a prominent case like Dr. Odom’s would prove difficult – if not impossible – for young female attorneys like Wright, even with the decade of successful legal experience she brought to the table. Gallagher, a renowned Los Angeles employment attorney with numerous wins against global corporations, served as lead counsel, empowering Wright to further prove her expertise in supporting their client’s search for justice.
Wright’s hope is that LACCD is now forced to change their policies to take complaints of sexual harassment seriously and that Howard Irvin is never allowed to supervise or teach female students again. Wright brings over 10 years of experience in labor negotiations and arbitrations, ADA disputes, civil rights, negligence, breach of contract, premises liability, and more, winning millions for her clients.
Hamza Fazal is a reporter for The Hear UP. After graduating from the University of Abbottabad, Hamza got an internship at the NPR and worked as a reporter and producer. Hamza has also worked as a reporter for the Medium. Hamza covers health and science for The Hear UP.
What do you need to remember when designing your new kitchen
For many people, having a new kitchen is one of the most exhilarating parts of building a new log or timber home. It is not surprising considering how much time is spent on them. The kitchen is a very important part of the house and should be given time and research to ensure it functions comfortably and efficiently. Here are some design considerations to keep in mind when planning your new kitchen.
No matter your height, it is important that your kitchen cabinets comfortably accommodate you. Base cabinets are typically 36 inches tall, but many manufacturers offer the ability to adjust the height of the base cabinets to best suit your needs. Wall cabinets also come in a variety of heights, so be sure to select a cabinet that will allow you easy access to all shelves. Even if you choose a standard height cabinet, you can adjust the placement of wall cabinets to better suit your height.
There is a wide range of kitchen appliances available on the market, from basic to commercial-grade and everything in between. You’ll want to select the size and type of appliance that best suits your needs. For example, if you have a large family or entertain often, you may want to opt for a commercial-size fridge or oven. On the other hand, if you live alone or have a small space, apartment-size appliances may be a better fit. Other options to consider include warming drawers, steamers and other specialty products.
One of the reasons people often renovate their kitchens is for increased storage. As you design your kitchen, carefully consider what needs to be stored there. For example, do you need space for five mixers? How much food storage do you require? Would you like a special area for Grandma’s china? If you can make a list of everything that needs to be stored and why, you can ensure that your design will include all the right elements.
Although an aesthetically pleasing kitchen is important, it is essential that the kitchen also functions well for your family’s lifestyle. If you entertain often, having extra space for guests to help prepare food or an open layout between the kitchen and adjacent room would be ideal. If your family typically eats meals in the kitchen, be sure to include seating and a place to set food. Additionally, keep items that you use on a regular basis within easy reach. This will prevent frustration if you have to search for something every time you need it. By taking note of how you currently use your kitchen space and what improvements could be made, you can design a functional and beautiful kitchen for your home.
You will often hear designers and architects talk about the “work triangle” when discussing kitchen layouts. The work triangle is the distance between your sink, refrigerator, and range. The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) has established guidelines for creating an efficient work triangle. Remember that you should keep these distances relatively short so you don’t have to walk too far when moving between them.
When planning a kitchen remodel, many people have a specific vision in mind of what they want their new kitchen to look like. However, not everyone knows exactly which style details will help to achieve their desired aesthetic. The style of cabinets can make a big impact. For example, if you want a more contemporary look, consider choosing slab or shaker style doors. If you prefer a more traditional appearance, raised panel doors may be the way to go. Additionally, color plays an important role in the overall atmosphere of the space – darker colors tend to feel more modern while light colors create a more country feel. Keep in mind that when making choices for your new kitchen, it is important to select items that will not look dated or outdated within a few years.
Cabinet hardware can be a great way to add style and personality to your cabinetry. It can also be a functional element that makes it easier to use your cabinets, especially for those with aging hands. When choosing cabinet hardware, it’s important to consider who will be using the kitchen on a regular basis and what works best for them. Keep in mind that cabinet hardware is not a requirement. If you want something that will stand the test of time, choose something classic and timeless.
There are many countertop options available, so be sure to choose one that best fits your needs. Consider the following factors when making your decision: how often you’ll need to seal the product, if it’s prone to scratching and how easy it is to clean.Manufacturers usually list this information on their websites, or you can ask a professional for guidance.Of course, budget is also a key consideration. For example, granite may be more expensive than a look-alike option, but it might be worth the investment.
Everyone loves having a ton of space in their kitchen – enough to fit everything they need and more. If you’re considering sacrificing space in adjoining rooms to make your dream kitchen a reality, ask yourself if it’s truly worth it. Changing the layout or installing cabinets that reach the ceiling are both viable options that can give you the extra storage you need without compromising other areas of the home.
When designing your new kitchen, there are many factors to consider beyond the basic layout and appliances. If you have the budget for it, additional features like crown molding,columns, or faux door panels on your island can really elevate the look of the space. Just be sure to carefully consider all your options before making any final decisions.
Umar Nisar was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Umar Nisar has contributed to many online publications including PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Umar Nisar earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Umar Nisar follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.