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Am I Being Discriminated Against Based On Age?

There are some professions where youth is considered an advantage, while others value seniority and experience. Either way, the potential is unfortunately there for workers to be discriminated against because of their age (either being too old or too young). If you believe that you have experienced unfair treatment because of your age, you may…

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Have I Been The Victim Of Retaliation?

The average person is employed “at will,” meaning that they can be fired for any reason, with rare exceptions. However, one cannot be fired or experience negative employment action (such as being demoted or forcing a pay cut) as retaliation for any kind of protected activity. If you suspect that you have been a victim…

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Atheists and “Religious Freedom” In The Workplace

Protection of religious people against discrimination in the workplace is firmly entrenched in U.S. law. However, more and more citizens in the U.S. are identifying as non-religious. Data from the Pew Research Center estimates that roughly one-quarter of those surveyed defined themselves as atheist, agnostic, or “nothing in particular,” which can open up more questions…

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What Is Discrimination Based On Genetic Information?

Most people are generally aware of the characteristics that can be used to discriminate against an employee—for example, race, gender, or national origin. One factor used to discriminate that is perhaps less known is genetic information. Genetic information is any information about an individual’s (or their family members’) genetic tests, family medical history, or unborn…

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Exceptions To South Carolina’s “At-Will” Doctrine

As of this writing, every state in the U.S. is an at-will state in terms of employment, which means that employees can be terminated without notice or cause. However, it’s important to understand that there are exceptions to South Carolina’s “at-will” doctrine. If you believe you have experienced wrongful termination, you may be able to…

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Filing A Claim Of Pregnancy Discrimination

Having a child should be a momentously happy experience. However, if your employer is not willing to understand and accept the changes in your life when pregnancy happens, it can be troublesome. Pregnancy is considered a temporary disability in South Carolina, and it is very possible for an employer to discriminate against a pregnant person…

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Complying With The ADA During The COVID-19 Pandemic

For better or worse, people are finding themselves required to return to work even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to try and mitigate the risk, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its guidance on the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). They’ve made changes that both articulate testing procedures…

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What Is The Family Medical Leave Act?

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a law passed in 1993 that allows certain employees to take “unpaid, job-protected” leave for specific medical or family-based reasons. However, it’s sadly not uncommon for employers to refuse or try to qualify an employee’s right to take FMLA leave beyond what the law merits. If you believe…

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Female Athletic Director Alleges Sex Discrimination In Suit

The Rock Hill School District is under fire after a former female athletic director alleges that she received “unequal and biased treatment” from Northwestern High School. After reporting that she believed she was being treated differently than the district’s male athletic directors, she was fired.  A federal judge ruled in early November that her case…

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Can I Be Fired For Blowing The Whistle?

Employers do not always act ethically. When that happens, the responsibility is on any employee with knowledge of the behavior to call it out, lest they wind up complicit. If you’re in a position where you have information about any inappropriate dealings of your employer, you may be able to inform the government and be…

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