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Harassment

Sexual Harassment At Work – Common Misconceptions

Sexual harassment at work is still a problem in this day and age. In reality, what once used to be overt has gone further underground, and become more subtle. As such, more misconceptions about what constitutes harassment have propagated. It is imperative to be able to distinguish between truth and misinformation. Myth: Only women have…

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Despite belief to the contrary, sexual harassment is a form of discrimination in the workplace, most often carried out against those whose gender or sexuality differs from what is considered to be the norm. This does not change if your workplace is the venue. Both men and women are able to file sexual harassment claims,…

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What Is Harassment in the Workplace?

Many of us have used the term harassment before, almost always in a colloquial sense. However, there is a legal category of behavior known as harassment, and it is almost always grounds on which a complaint may be made to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If you believe that you have been the victim…

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Workplace-Related Defamation

Sometimes, when a job ends, it does so on bad terms. It is sadly not uncommon for employers to take the opportunity, after an employee has moved on, to speak ill of them for a variety of reasons. However, within certain circumstances, to do so is against South Carolina law. If an employer oversteps their…

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Changes At The EEOC May Affect Your Claim

Though it may not seem like it, even federal institutions do change. Because it happens so infrequently, however, people can be blindsided by it, to the detriment of any business they may have with the agency. Such is the case with the March 2016 changes in procedure at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Staying…

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Why Would Someone Need An Employment Lawyer?

Our jobs are not as secure as they perhaps once were. In this day and age, more and more companies are choosing to focus on the bottom line, and sometimes, this can result in mistakes and outright ill treatment from employers that have obligations to treat us better. If you ever wind up in the…

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Discrimination and Retaliation

Individuals have the right to a work in an environment that is free from discrimination based on their immutable characteristics. If you experience mistreatment based on your membership in a protected class, you have the right to bring suit against your employer. However, sometimes this results in retaliation, either in the form of more mistreatment,…

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