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Sexual Harassment Claims In The Workplace & Your Rights

In today’s climate, where sexual harassment claims in the workplace are being given more credence than ever before. Indeed, the workplace has been highlighted as a space where many of these episodes occur. While sexual harassment is never okay, it can be especially egregious in the workplace because very often, the victim has little recourse…

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Filing A Wage And Hour Claim In South Carolina

It may seem strange that an employer simply may not pay an employee, for any number of reasons. However, it does occur. If it happens to you, you are not without recourse. It is possible to bring suit against your employer under South Carolina law, and you may be able to get as much as…

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Proving National Origin Discrimination

In today’s political climate, it is sadly common to see immigrants and workers of foreign origin being cast as the villain in any number of situations. However, despite popular perception, immigrants have rights, even if they are in the country without documentation. If an employer mistreats you and you believe that it may be due…

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Employment Contract Rights – The Exception To At-Will Hiring

Generally, U.S. workers are familiar with the concept of at-will employment, namely that anyone hired “at will” may be discharged with or without cause. Fewer people are familiar with employment contract, or with the fact that they effectively act as an exception to the at-will doctrine. If you have a written employment contract between you…

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Applying For A Job With A Disability – Know Your Rights

Data released in 2012 show that as many as 1 in 5 people in the United States have some kind of disability. Out of these millions, the majority of them work. However, a significant percentage have extreme difficulty in finding work, often because of their disclosure of disability. Many are unaware that under the Americans…

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The EEOC Charge Process In South Carolina

A person in South Carolina who believes they have been discriminated against by their employer or a person associated with their employer has two major options to resolve the potential issue, and in many situations, they are attempted one after the other. A person usually tries to resolve the issue in-house, and then if such…

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What Is Pregnancy Discrimination?

Becoming pregnant can be a truly joyous event for many women and their partners. However, it can also be a problem if you have an employer that does not appropriately handle the issue by granting you the accommodations you need. You are legally entitled to certain assistance, but if your employer does not know or…

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HR Departments & Workplace Discrimination Claims

Any company of a certain size is almost certain to have a Human Resources (HR) department. While it may be intimidating at first, especially if one has not worked in an environment large enough to require one, an HR department can wind up being a valuable ally to you, especially if you are unfortunate enough…

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Returning To Work After FMLA Leave

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to be taken in cases of medical emergency for you or a close relative, such as a spouse or child. Most of the time, one is entitled to return to the same position without any changes once the leave has ended.…

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Laws Against Religious Discrimination

Religion is one of the personal characteristics which may not be used to discriminate, as per Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, it is somewhat unique in that unlike race, national origin and gender, one’s religious belief is very often not visible or apparent unless discussed. Despite laws against religious discrimination,…

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