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The FMLA & Short Term Disability Due To Pregnancy

For the purpose of U.S. employment law, pregnancy is classed, in many cases, as a temporary disability. While it is true that many women will not find pregnancy disabling, it is classed this way because someone out on short-term disability due to pregnancy is entitled to the protection of the law with regard to their…

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Where To File A Discrimination Claim – Federal Or State?

When you believe that you have experienced discrimination at work, you may decide to file a complaint or a charge with the relevant authorities in order to achieve compensation or have the wrong redressed. The primary question for many becomes a matter of where to file a discrimination claim. In theory,  state or local authorities…

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Whistleblower Retaliation And Your Rights

Since the beginning of history, there have been ethical businesses, and there have been businesses that seek to defraud or mislead the public. One of the most common ways to expose unethical or inappropriate corporate conduct in this modern age is for employees to “blow the whistle,” or inform on corrupt practices to the government.…

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Suing For Defamation Of Character In The Workplace

Sometimes, relationships between employers and employees simply go sour, especially when an employee might be on their way out. Both sides can turn ugly and engage in behavior that normally would be beyond the pale – and this can include spreading rumors or other false information about either the employer or employee. Both are potentially…

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Sexual Harassment Claims In The Workplace & Your Rights

In today’s climate, where sexual harassment claims in the workplace are being given more credence than ever before. Indeed, the workplace has been highlighted as a space where many of these episodes occur. While sexual harassment is never okay, it can be especially egregious in the workplace because very often, the victim has little recourse…

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Filing A Wage And Hour Claim In South Carolina

It may seem strange that an employer simply may not pay an employee, for any number of reasons. However, it does occur. If it happens to you, you are not without recourse. It is possible to bring suit against your employer under South Carolina law, and you may be able to get as much as…

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Proving National Origin Discrimination

In today’s political climate, it is sadly common to see immigrants and workers of foreign origin being cast as the villain in any number of situations. However, despite popular perception, immigrants have rights, even if they are in the country without documentation. If an employer mistreats you and you believe that it may be due…

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Employment Contract Rights – The Exception To At-Will Hiring

Generally, U.S. workers are familiar with the concept of at-will employment, namely that anyone hired “at will” may be discharged with or without cause. Fewer people are familiar with employment contract, or with the fact that they effectively act as an exception to the at-will doctrine. If you have a written employment contract between you…

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Applying For A Job With A Disability – Know Your Rights

Data released in 2012 show that as many as 1 in 5 people in the United States have some kind of disability. Out of these millions, the majority of them work. However, a significant percentage have extreme difficulty in finding work, often because of their disclosure of disability. Many are unaware that under the Americans…

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The EEOC Charge Process In South Carolina

A person in South Carolina who believes they have been discriminated against by their employer or a person associated with their employer has two major options to resolve the potential issue, and in many situations, they are attempted one after the other. A person usually tries to resolve the issue in-house, and then if such…

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