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Archive for December 2019

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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