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Race Discrimination And The Black Lives Matter Movement

Since the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, the Black Lives Matter Movement has brought race discrimination to the forefront of national consciousness. This has reignited (or created) conversations in the workplace about what constitutes race-based discrimination, how to avoid engaging in this type of behavior, and when to call out discrimination when…

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Prisma Health Employee Files Race & Sex Discrimination Suit

A Black female employee of Prisma Health in Greenville County filed suit against the organization on May 1, alleging race and sex discrimination, as well as retaliation and defamation. Tiara McGee filed suit after her superiors allegedly ignored her allegations of a hostile work environment for two years (since October 2018). It can be difficult…

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Age Discrimination In Your Workplace Is Real

Employment discrimination is sadly too common in U.S. workplaces, with several different axes being used to mistreat people. One of the less-visible—but very real—reasons that some employers use to discriminate is age. Older workers are sometimes treated with less respect than younger ones, with benefits and opportunities being given only to those under a certain…

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How Do I File A Charge With The SC Human Affairs Commission?

If you suspect that you have experienced discrimination on the job, you may want to file an antidiscrimination lawsuit. However, in South Carolina, you may file a charge until you have fulfilled certain other requirements. The very first thing a wronged employee must do, by law, is to file a complaint with the South Carolina…

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National Origin Discrimination & COVID-19

As U.S. workplaces reopen amongst the pandemic, we are seeing a particularly distasteful trend of treating workers of East Asian (particularly Chinese) origin negatively due to perceived fears surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Incidents of racism against Chinese-Americans and other East Asian immigrants from nearby areas have notably risen in the months since the pandemic…

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What Are My Rights If My Workplace Reopens?

With South Carolina starting to reopen some nonessential businesses, it can be difficult to determine how to act if you are ordered back to work. Obviously, fears remain, and the impulse for many will be to try and avoid going back to work. However, it is a good idea to be aware of your rights…

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South Carolina Debates Passing CROWN Act

Hair discrimination occurs when people of color, predominantly African-Americans, are perceived as “unclean” or “unprofessional” due to the texture of their hair and are denied employment or housing opportunities. In recent years, this has become a hot-button issue in the U.S., with several cases of alleged hair discrimination in schools and the workplace making the…

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Have You Been Wrongfully Terminated?

South Carolina is an at-will state, which means that most of the time, employers may terminate workers without cause or notice. However, this does not mean that you have no recourse if you believe you have been wrongfully terminated. Being fired in retaliation, against public policy, or in another exception to at-will employment means you…

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Accessibility Questions Shed Light On Bias Against Disabled Workers

Ever since the beginning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there has been a major shift in time-honored traditions at countless companies—most notably in rules governing working from home. While it’s in everyone’s best interests for employees to be permitted to work from home during a pandemic, it raises some problematic questions going forward for disabled…

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