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Archive for August 2021

Do I Have A FMLA Claim Against My Employer?

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that allows qualifying employees to take up to 12 weeks’ worth of “unpaid, job-protected” leave per calendar year. Leave is generally granted if the employee establishes that certain conditions exist for either them or a close family member of theirs. However, sometimes an employer will…

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Have I Been A Victim Of Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment in the workplace is, unfortunately, an evergreen problem. However, it can sometimes be difficult to determine if the behavior you have experienced actually rises to the level of harassment. While sexual harassment does not have a specific definition, per se, it does have to have certain characteristics be present or it is not…

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Is Requiring A COVID-19 Vaccine Discriminatory?

Vaccines have been a major bulwark against the spread of COVID-19, with infection rates lowered among the vaccinated population. Because of this, more and more employers are imposing vaccine requirements on their employees before they will be permitted to return to work, citing workplace safety. There has been legal pushback on this issue, claiming a…

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What Exactly Is A ‘Reasonable’ Accommodation?

A phrase that employers and employees both will commonly hear when discussing employment law is “reasonable accommodations.” More than one state and federal antidiscrimination law – among them, the South Carolina Human Affairs Law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), state that an employer must…

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