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Archive for December 2020

What Is Discrimination Based On Genetic Information?

Most people are generally aware of the characteristics that can be used to discriminate against an employee—for example, race, gender, or national origin. One factor used to discriminate that is perhaps less known is genetic information. Genetic information is any information about an individual’s (or their family members’) genetic tests, family medical history, or unborn…

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Exceptions To South Carolina’s “At-Will” Doctrine

As of this writing, every state in the U.S. is an at-will state in terms of employment, which means that employees can be terminated without notice or cause. However, it’s important to understand that there are exceptions to South Carolina’s “at-will” doctrine. If you believe you have experienced wrongful termination, you may be able to…

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Filing A Claim Of Pregnancy Discrimination

Having a child should be a momentously happy experience. However, if your employer is not willing to understand and accept the changes in your life when pregnancy happens, it can be troublesome. Pregnancy is considered a temporary disability in South Carolina, and it is very possible for an employer to discriminate against a pregnant person…

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Complying With The ADA During The COVID-19 Pandemic

For better or worse, people are finding themselves required to return to work even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to try and mitigate the risk, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its guidance on the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). They’ve made changes that both articulate testing procedures…

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What Is The Family Medical Leave Act?

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a law passed in 1993 that allows certain employees to take “unpaid, job-protected” leave for specific medical or family-based reasons. However, it’s sadly not uncommon for employers to refuse or try to qualify an employee’s right to take FMLA leave beyond what the law merits. If you believe…

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