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Can Young Workers Be The Victims Of Age Discrimination?

There is a persistent myth that middle-aged and elderly workers simply do not work as hard. Because of this, discrimination in the workplace against older employees is sadly not uncommon. However, there is a flip side to that equation: young people are also treated unfairly or inequitably, often based on similar stereotypes. The federal Age…

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What Is Caregiver Discrimination?

Caregiver discrimination, also called family responsibilities discrimination, is one of the most recent documented phenomena observed in employment law. It is defined as favoring one employee (or applicant) over another due to real or perceived family obligations. Employers will sometimes do this based on the potential degree of inconvenience the employee would be to the…

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What Is Language Discrimination?

While Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects applicants and employees from being discriminated against due to their national origin, there are occasions where employers will sometimes try to engage in behavior that may exclude people based on a certain aspect of national origin—most commonly, the language they speak or the accent…

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Men Filing Sexual Harassment Allegations

Normally when one hears of sexual harassment allegations being filed, one assumes that it is by a female against a male. The reality is quite different, and it is imperative to understand that anyone, regardless of gender, has the right to speak up against mistreatment. Still, it can be easy to misunderstand what options you…

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Section 1981 Claims & Racial Discrimination

In South Carolina, employment discrimination on racial grounds is prohibited. However, if it happens to you, it is important to understand that there are different legal options on which to rely if you decide to seek compensation. Most of the time, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the law on which…

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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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Discrimination Against Military Personnel

In this day and age, with passions of all kinds running high, those who are current or former members of the United States military have often been caught in the proverbial political crossfire. This occurs in all walks of life, from social justice to everyday issues like employment. In South Carolina, this can become a…

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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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Disparate Impact Claims & Racial Discrimination

Nowadays, both employers and employees are well aware that racially discriminatory policies in hiring, firing and any moment in between may be considered unacceptable grounds for a lawsuit. However, many employers do not grasp that not every discriminatory policy is overt. A policy that seems to be racially neutral can, in some cases, be just…

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What Is Retaliatory Discharge, And What Is Your Recourse?

When you engage in activity that is protected by law, or when you refuse to go along with illegal or unethical activity propagated by your employer, that is not grounds for termination in any possible respect. However, sometimes an employer will try to fire an employee that does not toe the company line, so to…

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