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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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Defining Harassment In Employment Claims

The colloquial definition of harassment is a pervasive pattern of joking and teasing. In the workplace, however, a claim of harassment requires that specific criteria be established before any kind of redress can be made. Below, we will be defining harassment in terms of employment claims. If you believe that you are experiencing harassment on…

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Race Discrimination And The Black Lives Matter Movement

Since the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, the Black Lives Matter Movement has brought race discrimination to the forefront of national consciousness. This has reignited (or created) conversations in the workplace about what constitutes race-based discrimination, how to avoid engaging in this type of behavior, and when to call out discrimination when…

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Prisma Health Employee Files Race & Sex Discrimination Suit

A Black female employee of Prisma Health in Greenville County filed suit against the organization on May 1, alleging race and sex discrimination, as well as retaliation and defamation. Tiara McGee filed suit after her superiors allegedly ignored her allegations of a hostile work environment for two years (since October 2018). It can be difficult…

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Age Discrimination In Your Workplace Is Real

Employment discrimination is sadly too common in U.S. workplaces, with several different axes being used to mistreat people. One of the less-visible—but very real—reasons that some employers use to discriminate is age. Older workers are sometimes treated with less respect than younger ones, with benefits and opportunities being given only to those under a certain…

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