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Archive for February 2017

ADA & Other Accommodations in the Workplace

Most of us hear the word “accommodations” and think primarily of disabled people and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA accommodations in the workplace are guaranteed to disabled workers within reason. These can help individuals perform the job they were hired to do. There are other characteristics beyond disability for which accommodations can be…

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Are Criminal Background Checks Discriminatory?

The majority of employers will conduct a criminal background check on a potential hire before extending a job offer. However, in recent years, more and more cases have been won against employers by employees arguing that such checks are discriminatory and violative of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Employers are now…

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LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace in South Carolina

As of this writing, no protections exist in South Carolina law that ensure the LGBT community has a right to be free of discrimination in the workplace. However, state law is not the only avenue by which someone may seek redress if they are discriminated against. There are some specific situations where someone’s LGBT status…

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Lawsuits Against Employers for Unfair Treatment

Over the years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has established multiple instances of case precedent that govern what an employer is meant to do in order to treat their employees with fairness and respect. However, it also means that the EEOC has ruled against certain employer practices, and that any employer in this day…

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