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What Is A Non-Compete Agreement?

When a person leaves their prior job, they may leave with knowledge or abilities that are unique or otherwise difficult to find in the marketplace. Depending on the industry, an employer may want the employee to sign a non-compete agreement, so that the employee cannot steal trade secrets or clients. Historically, non-competes have been “disfavored”…

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Sexual Harassment In South Carolina Workplaces

Sexual harassment is an unfortunate reality in far too many U.S. workplaces. However, its frequency does not mean that workers who are harassed should simply accept such treatment. It can sometimes be difficult to establish that sexual harassment has taken place, but if it is possible, you may be able to seek redress from your…

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Nurse Fired From Asheville Hospital For Refusing Flu Shot

An Asheville nurse has filed suit against her former employer, CarePartners Rehabilitation Hospital, after she was allegedly fired for refusing to get a flu shot. She was fired in 2016, after a refusal to get a flu vaccine, and filed suit in state court, though the suit was removed to federal court in late 2020.…

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York County Discrimination Suit Settled Out Of Court

On September 9, a sex and age discrimination lawsuit against the York County, SC Sheriff’s Department (YCSO) was dismissed after lawyers for the plaintiff, Crystal Kissel, advised that a settlement had been reached (though as of this writing, the agreement has not been finalized). Kissel had filed suit in 2018 after allegedly being forced out…

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COVID-19 Pandemic Leading To Employment Discrimination

Both employers and employees have had to make adaptations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there has been a disturbing trend across the country where employers take negative action against employees based on specific characteristics, rather than the needs of their businesses. If you suspect that you have experienced employment discrimination during the…

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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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