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Equal Pay Act Claims In South Carolina

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 specifically prohibits discrimination in compensation on the basis of sex. However, the number of equal pay claims is routinely lower than those made on the basis of any other characteristic like race, religion or national origin. If you believe that you are receiving less compensation than those of the…

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Discrimination Against Government Employees

Most of the time, when a person hears about discrimination in the workplace, it involves a private employee and their employer. However, discrimination does occur in so-called public workplaces, such as governmental agencies. Public employees have just as many rights (and sometimes more) to push back against discriminatory policy. If you are a public employee…

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Does Discrimination Have To Be Intentional?

During the holiday season, it can be difficult to ensure that everyone is included and no one feels discriminated against. This can sometimes get even more complex, because not every act of discrimination must be intentional or malicious. If a policy results in discrimination against a specific minority group, it can be discriminatory even though…

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What Rights Do Immigrant Employees Have At Work?

Documented and undocumented workers make up a significant minority of the U.S. workforce. However, employers and even other employees may become confused about their status on the job. It is not generally common knowledge that non-citizen workers have certain rights in the workplace, even if they are undocumented. Because of this, too many workers wind…

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Is My Work Environment Hostile?

There is a fair amount of good-natured teasing or jokes in many workplaces. However, when teasing, jokes, or other behavior crosses a line, it can be serious enough to create what employment law calls a hostile work environment. Hostile work environment claims are made when the teasing targets a certain protected class characteristic, which can…

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Defining “Serious Health Conditions” For FMLA Purposes

Employers in South Carolina are required by law to follow the guidelines of the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when dealing with their employees. However, sometimes miscommunications happen not out of employer ignorance, but because of misunderstanding the terms of the Act. Someone applying for leave under FMLA must have a “serious health condition”…

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Arguments Being Heard In Race Discrimination Case

Arguments are being heard in a race discrimination case that started on November 13. In the case of Comcast Corp v. National Association of African-American Owned Media, a black-owned television network operator called Entertainment Studios Network (ESN) seeking a business relationship with Comcast, but was allegedly turned away due to race. The case has potential…

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Adult Store Sued Over Alleged Gender Discrimination

Recently, a North Carolina adult store was sued over alleged gender discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit in District Court on behalf of Christopher Kilby, against the parent holding company that runs Adam & Eve, a popular chain of adult stores. This may have interesting ramifications for employment law. Gender Discrimination at…

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Spotting Religious Discrimination In The Workplace

Some individual characteristics are very visible to the average person, such as skin color or gender. However, other traits are not as evident, such as religion. This often makes spotting religious discrimination in the workplace much more difficult. If you believe that your religion is being used to discriminate against you, it is a good…

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