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What Is The EEOC?

When you are discriminated against at work, your first stop to address the issue is usually your employer’s human resources department. However, if your concerns still go unaddressed, many people at least consider filing a charge of discrimination at that point. In South Carolina, there are two places one may file such a charge. You…

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What Is Genetic Information Discrimination?

Many people are familiar with the idea of discrimination based on concepts like race, sexual orientation, gender, or disability. However, the idea of genetic information discrimination is much less commonly understood. Nonetheless, it does occur, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) handles hundreds of claims per year. If you suspect you have been victimized…

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HR Departments & Workplace Discrimination Claims

Any company of a certain size is almost certain to have a Human Resources (HR) department. While it may be intimidating at first, especially if one has not worked in an environment large enough to require one, an HR department can wind up being a valuable ally to you, especially if you are unfortunate enough…

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Laws Against Religious Discrimination

Religion is one of the personal characteristics which may not be used to discriminate, as per Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, it is somewhat unique in that unlike race, national origin and gender, one’s religious belief is very often not visible or apparent unless discussed. Despite laws against religious discrimination,…

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Discrimination Due To Unprotected Characteristics

If you experience discrimination based on a characteristic such as race, gender or national origin, you are generally able to either bring a lawsuit or at least have your complaint investigated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). However, there are certain characteristics, especially in female-presenting people, which are often used as excuses to discriminate,…

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The Pregnancy Discrimination Act & Wrongful Termination

When one hears of sex discrimination, one generally assumes that a woman is being discriminated against simply because they are female. However, this is not always the case. Many times, discrimination will occur because of perceived problems brought about by pregnancy. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed to combat problems where employers either discriminate on…

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