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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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The FMLA & Short Term Disability Due To Pregnancy

For the purpose of U.S. employment law, pregnancy is classed, in many cases, as a temporary disability. While it is true that many women will not find pregnancy disabling, it is classed this way because someone out on short-term disability due to pregnancy is entitled to the protection of the law with regard to their…

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Where To File A Discrimination Claim – Federal Or State?

When you believe that you have experienced discrimination at work, you may decide to file a complaint or a charge with the relevant authorities in order to achieve compensation or have the wrong redressed. The primary question for many becomes a matter of where to file a discrimination claim. In theory,  state or local authorities…

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Whistleblower Retaliation And Your Rights

Since the beginning of history, there have been ethical businesses, and there have been businesses that seek to defraud or mislead the public. One of the most common ways to expose unethical or inappropriate corporate conduct in this modern age is for employees to “blow the whistle,” or inform on corrupt practices to the government.…

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Suing For Defamation Of Character In The Workplace

Sometimes, relationships between employers and employees simply go sour, especially when an employee might be on their way out. Both sides can turn ugly and engage in behavior that normally would be beyond the pale – and this can include spreading rumors or other false information about either the employer or employee. Both are potentially…

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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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