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At-Will Employment & Wrongful Termination

South Carolina is one of the many “at-will” employment states in the U.S., which means that a worker can be fired from their position for no particular reason. However, it does not necessarily mean that a worker has no right to seek redress for wrongful termination or other negative employment action that they did not…

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Harassment Claims Against South Carolina Employers

Harassment claims have always been a kind of subjective, difficult claim to pursue against one’s employer. But at the same time, many people on the job wind up being harassed, either by co-workers or supervisors. If you do believe that you are experiencing harassment on the job, it is important that you know you have…

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Have I Been Discriminated Against Based On Age?

In the workplace, it can sometimes be difficult to differentiate between decisions that are made for business reasons, or for reasons that can be seen as discriminatory. This is even truer when the characteristic in question is something that may not be immediately visible, such as age. If you suspect that you have been discriminated…

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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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