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USERRA & Post-Military Employment Discrimination

The U.S. is divided on several issues in this day and age, including the role of the military in our society. However, regardless of one’s views, discriminating against someone based on their military service, or lack thereof, is considered unethical at best, and under certain federal laws, outright illegal. If you believe that you have…

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Is Pregnancy A Disability?

At first, asking if pregnancy is a disability may seem silly. A disability is defined as a genetic or otherwise inherent condition that affects every aspect of one’s life, while pregnancy is a temporary and voluntary condition. However, legally, pregnancy is commonly seen as a disability because it meets the definition propagated under the relevant…

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Potential Pitfalls To Avoid In Employment Discrimination Cases

Filing a complaint or case based on alleged employment discrimination can be incredibly intimidating, especially when you’re unsure of how your employer will react. It is important to not only be aware of the circumstances of your alleged mistreatment, but of all the little details surrounding your case so that your employer has no reason…

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How To Spot FMLA Retaliation

If you are granted family leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you have the right to take that leave without any kind of retaliation or reprisal from your employer. However, employers will sometimes attempt to take negative employment action against someone who is taking leave for a variety of reasons. This is why…

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National Origin Discrimination In 2019

In this day and age, one of the most common types of discrimination in employment is national origin discrimination. This is discriminating against someone based on their real or perceived national origin or ethnicity. In today’s politically charged climate, it can be a particularly volatile allegation for an employee to bring against their employer. If…

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Can A Religious Organization Discriminate?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, gender/sex, religion, and national origin. However, there is an exception to this; religious organizations are permitted to discriminate on the basis of their religion. While this may seem inappropriate, there are reasons to allow it—but if…

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Identifying Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

It can be difficult to determine exactly what constitutes as harassment in the workplace, especially sexual harassment. Teasing or the occasional comment is not against the law, but there is a line that should not be crossed, especially in an environment where professionalism is required. This is what you need to know when identifying sexual…

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Wrongfully Discharged In South Carolina?

In South Carolina, employment is at-will, meaning that an employer doesn’t need a cause to terminate an employee. However, this does not mean that every discharge is fair or legal. If you believe that you’ve been wrongfully discharged in South Carolina for reasons that are protected under state or federal law, there are options you…

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