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What Happens After My Discrimination Charge Is Filed?

Filing a charge of employment discrimination in South Carolina is a significant decision. It shows that internal means of dispute resolution have failed and you’re ready to pursue outside remedies. It also means that there’s no going back, for good or ill. Still, in many situations, it’s the only way to get any measure of…

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South Carolina Rates Low On LGBTQ+ Equality Index

In early February 2021, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released its annual Equality Index, which analyzes each U.S. state’s progress and rating on how close they are to achieving legal equality for LGBTQ+ people. The index analyzes both laws passed and any proposed bills (for example, the anti-trans bills proposed in several state legislatures dealing…

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Settlement Reached Against South Carolina Security Firm

In October 2020, the U.S. Justice Department reached a settlement with Security Management of South Carolina LLC, which is a private security company for hire throughout South Carolina and Georgia. The case against them resulted from allegations that Security Management revoked a conditional job offer from a naturalized U.S. citizen on the basis of his…

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Filing A Sexual Harassment Charge As A Minority

No one deserves to be sexually harassed in their workplace, regardless of their personal characteristics. However, studies have shown that the victims of sexual harassment are disproportionately people of color, females, and sexual minorities. If you are one of these minorities, you may feel doubly victimized by sexual harassment, because many options to seek redress…

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How To Spot Wrongful Termination In South Carolina

Many people think that because South Carolina is an “at-will” state when it comes to employment, they never have any right to seek redress for wrongful termination. In reality, it is still possible for someone to be terminated in a way that is inconsistent with state or federal antidiscrimination law. Read on to learn how…

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Am I Being Discriminated Against Based On Age?

There are some professions where youth is considered an advantage, while others value seniority and experience. Either way, the potential is unfortunately there for workers to be discriminated against because of their age (either being too old or too young). If you believe that you have experienced unfair treatment because of your age, you may…

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Have I Been The Victim Of Retaliation?

The average person is employed “at will,” meaning that they can be fired for any reason, with rare exceptions. However, one cannot be fired or experience negative employment action (such as being demoted or forcing a pay cut) as retaliation for any kind of protected activity. If you suspect that you have been a victim…

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Atheists and “Religious Freedom” In The Workplace

Protection of religious people against discrimination in the workplace is firmly entrenched in U.S. law. However, more and more citizens in the U.S. are identifying as non-religious. Data from the Pew Research Center estimates that roughly one-quarter of those surveyed defined themselves as atheist, agnostic, or “nothing in particular,” which can open up more questions…

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What Is Discrimination Based On Genetic Information?

Most people are generally aware of the characteristics that can be used to discriminate against an employee—for example, race, gender, or national origin. One factor used to discriminate that is perhaps less known is genetic information. Genetic information is any information about an individual’s (or their family members’) genetic tests, family medical history, or unborn…

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