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Archive for May 2020

National Origin Discrimination & COVID-19

As U.S. workplaces reopen amongst the pandemic, we are seeing a particularly distasteful trend of treating workers of East Asian (particularly Chinese) origin negatively due to perceived fears surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Incidents of racism against Chinese-Americans and other East Asian immigrants from nearby areas have notably risen in the months since the pandemic…

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What Are My Rights If My Workplace Reopens?

With South Carolina starting to reopen some nonessential businesses, it can be difficult to determine how to act if you are ordered back to work. Obviously, fears remain, and the impulse for many will be to try and avoid going back to work. However, it is a good idea to be aware of your rights…

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South Carolina Debates Passing CROWN Act

Hair discrimination occurs when people of color, predominantly African-Americans, are perceived as “unclean” or “unprofessional” due to the texture of their hair and are denied employment or housing opportunities. In recent years, this has become a hot-button issue in the U.S., with several cases of alleged hair discrimination in schools and the workplace making the…

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Have You Been Wrongfully Terminated?

South Carolina is an at-will state, which means that most of the time, employers may terminate workers without cause or notice. However, this does not mean that you have no recourse if you believe you have been wrongfully terminated. Being fired in retaliation, against public policy, or in another exception to at-will employment means you…

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