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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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Fired Deputy Seeks Redress Over Retaliation Discrimination

Many people associate employment discrimination solely with ill treatment based on certain personal characteristics like age or race. While this is often the case, it is also employment discrimination to fire or otherwise subject an employee to negative actions because of that employee’s complaints to human resources or other authorities. This is the issue in…

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Is Mandatory Retirement Discriminatory?

Age is a protected characteristic for the purpose of U.S. discrimination laws. In other words, it is unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of their age. However, depending on the field, many companies will sometimes attempt to force older workers out in a process categorized as ‘mandatory retirement.’ While this is acceptable in…

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Whistleblowing & Retaliation In The Workplace

If you discover that your employer has been acting in a corrupt or inappropriate manner, you may feel compelled to act. The act of informing the government of your employer’s alleged improper conduct is called whistleblowing, and it is a valuable service. But it can also lead to unfairly negative employment action against you if…

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Discrimination Based On National Origin

In this day and age, immigrants and those perceived to be of different national origin have experienced an uptick in violence and discrimination. This trend has unfortunately affected the workplace as well, though the statistics do not necessarily reflect it. If you believe that you have been discriminated against based on your national origin—or perceived…

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