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Archive for June 2016

Wrongful Termination in South Carolina

It’s not uncommon for people to misunderstand the concept of at-will employment. Many take the phrase to mean that a person may be terminated at any time, for any reason at all. This is only true in certain cases and is emphatically not true in others. South Carolina law lays out specific situations in which…

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Discrimination Against Immigrants in the Workplace

In the United States, non-citizens do not have the right to employment, unless they are specifically granted permission via an employment-related visa. Some employers use this law, however, as a license to engage in discriminatory conduct, even against many who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with the legal ability to work. If you believe…

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What Is A Bona Fide Occupational Qualification?

Age discrimination is prohibited in most employment contexts, but not all. Exceptions in the law do exist, for a variety of reasons. The most common among them is the bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) – a logical and practical reason why having a younger worker in a specific job makes sense. This does serve as…

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What Are Ban-The-Box Laws?

Business owners have a right to fully investigate all potential job applicants and employees, within the confines of the law. This includes asking questions about past behavior, most notably criminal behavior. Depending on the nature of the company, an employee with a criminal record can raise significant red flags about company security. However, there is…

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