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What Is Hair Discrimination?

In January 2020, Rep. Kambrell Garvin introduced the CROWN Act in the South Carolina legislature, which aims to outlaw discrimination based on hair texture and what are often called “race-based” hairstyles. A lobbyist group called the CROWN Coalition has gotten similar acts passed in other states, and South Carolina stands poised to help ban this…

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Discrimination Against Workers Over 40

Because people in the United States are living longer, they are also working longer. That can sometimes cause friction between older workers and the employers who may slowly begin to see them as less useful than their younger counterparts. However, workers over the age of 40 have certain specific rights under the law that prevents…

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Disability Discrimination and Chronic Illness

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate that around 6 in 10 people in the U.S. have some form of chronic illness, and as many as 4 in 10 have two or more. However, too many people face discrimination and mistreatment while trying to work and maintain their health at the same time. Employers have…

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South Carolina Employers Choosing Arbitration More Often

In recent years, more and more South Carolina employers are choosing to include arbitration agreements in the employment contracts they offer. However, too many people choose to sign their offered contracts without truly understanding the significance of arbitration and which rights they are signing away. If you have questions or concerns, contacting an employment discrimination…

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Federal Government Dragging Its Feet On DACA

On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the federal government’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, stating that the administration had not articulated an appropriate reason to end it. In spite of the ruling, however, the federal government refused to accept new DACA applications or renewals until…

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The Right Not to Be Religious in the Workplace

The rights of religious people are protected in the workplace by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, in recent years, there have been several cases about the rights of atheists and agnostics (atheists do not believe in a god, while agnostics doubt God’s existence). If you believe that you have been…

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Resolution Of Employment Discrimination Claims

When you believe that you have been discriminated against and file a claim with the appropriate authorities, the end can seem very far away. However, discrimination lawsuits do end, and very often, they will be decided in your favor if you have the right help on your side.  Enlisting the right attorney is crucial for…

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Fact & Fiction On Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment continues to be one of the most pervasive forms of workplace discrimination, even in this day and age. It is considered a specific type of workplace discrimination under both federal and state law, and if you suspect that you are a victim of this kind of mistreatment, you may be able to file…

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Retaliation After Filing A Whistleblower Suit

There are certain times where an employee may have to make a difficult choice in terms of whether or not to remain with an employer, especially if there is the possibility of illegal activity going on. If you have decided to act as a whistleblower, there are laws in place to protect you. But if…

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The Use And Misuse Of The ADA

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is used to assert the rights of disabled people in all areas of U.S. life, especially in the workplace. However, it is not at all uncommon for employers to either unintentionally misinterpret the ADA, or willfully ignore it if they believe that accommodating a disabled applicant will be too…

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