Archive for September 2021
State Attorney General Joins Lawsuit To Preserve SC’s Right To Discriminate
On August 30, 2021, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined his state to a lawsuit filed against President Joe Biden and his administration, arguing that the federal government does not have the right to extend federal discrimination protections to members of the LGBTQ+ communities. The original suit was filed by Tennessee’s AG, arguing that…Read More
Two Times Your Employer May Discriminate Against You – Legally
The United States has countless laws, at both the state and federal level, to guard against discriminatory treatment in the workplace. However, there are certain instances where behavior that would otherwise be considered discriminatory will pass legal muster because of the way U.S. discrimination laws are worded. It is important to be aware of these…Read More
Is Military Membership A Protected Characteristic?
South Carolina and U.S. federal law both prohibit discrimination in employment if it is done on the basis of certain protected characteristics. Between Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the South Carolina Human Affairs Law (HAL), and many other pieces of legislation, employers are forbidden to discriminate on bases of race, sex/gender,…Read More