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Employment Laws

Myths About Immigrant Workers Rights

Too often, employers will buy into myths propagated about immigrant workers rights in order to have an excuse to either refuse to hire immigrants or to subtly mistreat immigrant workers they do hire. However, many fall into line with such behavior simply because they are uneducated on the actual requirements of the law. If employers…

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Sex vs Gender Identity in Discrimination Claims

Sex or gender discrimination is sadly common among certain employers, choosing male applicants over qualified females, and in rare cases, the reverse. However, as jurisprudence and society both evolve, an interesting question appears sometimes in sex discrimination cases, especially in the workplace. Where does this leave transgender people, if it addresses their rights at all?

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Whistleblower Retaliation Cases & Your Rights

Whistleblowing is when an employee informs state or federal authorities about certain conduct that is illicit or unlawful. Given the obvious disinclination of most employers to be caught engaged in inappropriate conduct, becoming a whistleblower (also called a relator) has its risks. However, there are laws to protect relators from any form of retaliation, so…

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Can I Take FMLA Leave?

Sometimes, unexpected events simply happen, and one might need time away from work in order to deal with the fallout. In these cases, most people choose to take leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), assuming they are able. However, for some it is not possible to do this. If you have experienced a…

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Discrimination Against Military Personnel

In this day and age, with passions of all kinds running high, those who are current or former members of the United States military have often been caught in the proverbial political crossfire. This occurs in all walks of life, from social justice to everyday issues like employment. In South Carolina, this can become a…

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What Is Retaliatory Discharge, And What Is Your Recourse?

When you engage in activity that is protected by law, or when you refuse to go along with illegal or unethical activity propagated by your employer, that is not grounds for termination in any possible respect. However, sometimes an employer will try to fire an employee that does not toe the company line, so to…

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The ADA Education And Reform Act May Mean More Obstacles For Disability Applications

On February 15, 2018, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 620, which would enact significant changes to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) if it becomes law. This subsequently named “ADA Education and Reform Act” would require that inaccessible businesses receive notice from a disadvantaged party in the event of discrimination, be granted 60 days…

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Immigrant Discrimination Laws

It is no secret that in this day and age, there is endemic prejudice and discrimination aimed at undocumented immigrants, from interpersonal interactions to employment opportunities. Documented immigrants (in other words, those in the country with valid visas) experience very similar mistreatment, even though they have complied with all necessary laws and hold all the…

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