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Race Discrimination

State & Federal Laws for Racial Discrimination Cases

Being the victim of alleged racial discrimination is something no one should ever have to experience. However, if you do ever find yourself victimized by racist policies or people, it is imperative to know your rights and your responsibilities. One of the primary questions you may ask yourself is under which law you might have…

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Racial Discrimination in The Workplace: Establishing Per Se

Racial discrimination in the workplace is perhaps the most endemic type of discrimination seen in the U.S. today. As a result, several courts have begun to adopt litmus tests, so to speak, to determine when an action constitutes the level of a hostile work environment. The Fourth Circuit, which covers North and South Carolina, has…

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Colorism vs. Racism: Discrimination in the Workplace

Many individuals and organizations today are making an effort to be less discriminatory. In many situations, however, new biases supplant the old without most people even being aware of it—or the old biases may simply take on new characteristics. Such is the case with accusations of colorism, which have been on the rise, with significant involvement…

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Title VII Claims: An Overview

A significant majority of employment discrimination claims are rooted in violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, there remain multiple misconceptions about what Title VII actually oversees and what it does not govern. If you are in a position where you may have to file an employment discrimination claim, it…

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Available Discrimination Lawsuit Remedies

If you bring a lawsuit based in employment discrimination, and are successful in holding your employer liable, there are a variety of legal remedies available depending on your specific situation. Many are not well known to the average person, or are thought to be out of reach. If you are in the midst of a…

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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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