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Filing A Sexual Harassment Charge As A Minority

No one deserves to be sexually harassed in their workplace, regardless of their personal characteristics. However, studies have shown that the victims of sexual harassment are disproportionately people of color, females, and sexual minorities. If you are one of these minorities, you may feel doubly victimized by sexual harassment, because many options to seek redress…

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How To Spot Wrongful Termination In South Carolina

Many people think that because South Carolina is an “at-will” state when it comes to employment, they never have any right to seek redress for wrongful termination. In reality, it is still possible for someone to be terminated in a way that is inconsistent with state or federal antidiscrimination law. Read on to learn how…

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Am I Being Discriminated Against Based On Age?

There are some professions where youth is considered an advantage, while others value seniority and experience. Either way, the potential is unfortunately there for workers to be discriminated against because of their age (either being too old or too young). If you believe that you have experienced unfair treatment because of your age, you may…

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Have I Been The Victim Of Retaliation?

The average person is employed “at will,” meaning that they can be fired for any reason, with rare exceptions. However, one cannot be fired or experience negative employment action (such as being demoted or forcing a pay cut) as retaliation for any kind of protected activity. If you suspect that you have been a victim…

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Atheists and “Religious Freedom” In The Workplace

Protection of religious people against discrimination in the workplace is firmly entrenched in U.S. law. However, more and more citizens in the U.S. are identifying as non-religious. Data from the Pew Research Center estimates that roughly one-quarter of those surveyed defined themselves as atheist, agnostic, or “nothing in particular,” which can open up more questions…

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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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