Category: Employment Discrimination

Age Discrimination

The U.S. Employment Opportunity Commission makes it illegal for South Carolina employers to disfavor an employee or potential employee due to age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects any people who are age 40 or older.Employment Discrimination Hilton Head

This age discrimination is not limited to the employment process, but also includes harassment and employment policies or practices that will impact someone 40 or older.

If you are 40 or older and are a victim of unfair treatment due to your age, contact our Hilton Head Island lawyers at Berry & Carr today.

Our experienced lawyers are able to identify and determine if your case is covered under the ADEA, and will help you get your rights in the workplace back.

 

Unemployment Hearings

Have you found yourself recently unemployed due to reasons unrelated to performance? If so, you may be entitled to unemployment benefits.

Becoming unemployed can be a stressful event in any person’s life, but becoming unemployed due to poor work conditions, unsafe work environments, discrimination or harassment can be traumatizing.  Employment Discrimination Hilton Head

Here at Berry and Carr, our Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort lawyers can take the stress off your hands and handle your case for you. Let us get the help and benefits you deserve, as you search for your next opportunity. With over 25 years of experience, we are trained to fight for your rights under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission law. Contact us today for help.

 

Sexual Harassment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission makes it unlawful to harass a person because of their sex. Harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances by a superior, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical actions.Employment Discrimination Hilton Head

Sexual harassment can be performed by a victim’s superior, co-worker, or a workplace client or customer. The sexual harassment law covers serious incidents where it creates a hostile work environment for the employee.

At Berry & Carr, we understand that going through workplace sexual harassment can be traumatizing. Our Hilton Head and Bluffton lawyers will fight to get you the justice you deserve. With over 25 years of experience in the Lowcountry you can count on us.

 

Race Discrimination

Workplace discrimination against your race or color is protected under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This unlawful act protects you under work situations in any aspect of employment and harassment, including but not limited to: racial slurs, offensive remarks, and employment policies or practices that have a negative impact on your race or color.

Employment Discrimination Hilton HeadAt Berry & Carr, we strive to help protect your rights as an employee. If you feel you have experienced discrimination, harassment or any unfair treatment as a result of your race or color, please contact our Hilton Head Island attorneys today. With more than 25 years of experience in employment discrimination, we can help you understand and protect your rights and your employment.

 

Religious Discrimination

In 2014, 10% of workplace discrimination lawsuits were caused by a religious-related lawsuit. From the start of this law in 1997, the number of cases filed for religious discrimination has only continued to rise.Employment Discrimination Hilton Head

Religious discrimination in the workplace includes any aspect of employee harassment, workplace segregation, reasonable accommodation (including dress and grooming policies), undue hardship or unjust employment polices and practices.

Have you experienced any of the above due to your religion or your spouses religion? At Berry and Carr, we are experts in religious discrimination in the Hilton Head, Beaufort and Bluffton areas. Trust us to help you get the justice you deserve.

Retaliation

You should never feel afraid to speak up about employment discrimination, whether it is something you are experiencing or something a coworker is experiencing.

Employment Discrimination Hilton HeadUnder Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws, you are protected to express your rights as an employee without the fear of being retaliated against by your employer.

At Berry and Carr, we have the experience you need to analyze your retaliation claim. With over 25 years of experience as South Carolina lawyers, we know the South Carolina laws on workplace retaliation discrimination. Contact us today so we can protect your rights.

 

Prevailing Wage

Through the National Prevailing Wage Center (NPWC) a prevailing wage amount is determined, which employers are expected to pay their employees at a minimum. Prevailing wages can be found online.

Prevailing wage is subject under public work, which includes but is not limited to construction, remodeling, demolition, road construction and building construction under the cost of any state or local public agency.

If you feel your employer did not pay you the prevailing wage, please contact our experienced lawyers at Berry & Carr today. We want to help you get what you deserve.

 

Employment Pregnancy Discrimination

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was created in order to protect women against discrimination regarding pregnancy, childbirth and any other medical complications experienced as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. This act explains that any woman affected by pregnancy must be treated the same as other employees or applicantsEmployment Discrimination Hilton Head in the hiring process, must get the same benefits, and be treated as a regular employee. This includes medical leave if a woman is unable to perform her job temporarily.

At Berry & Carr, we understand that having a child is a life-changing event. With over 30 years experience in Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort as lawyers, we will fight to seek the justice you deserve.

 

Wrongful Termination

If you have been terminated by an employer as a result of discrimination, retaliation to a claim, refusal to commit an illegal act, or your employer is not following correct termination processes, our lawyers can help.Employment Discrimination Hilton Head

The first step to filing a wrongful termination lawsuit is to have a copy of your employer contract. The next step is to have evidence of the reasoning you were terminated. Evidence will overcome the Employment-at-will Doctrine.

At Berry & Carr, we have the experience in wrongful termination cases as lawyers of South Carolina. As your representative, we will be happy to assist you by looking at your employment contract for any breach of contract committed, or any anti-discrimination actions you have experienced. Our attorneys on Hilton Head Island have been working with wrongful termination lawsuits for over 30 years, so we can compile your case for you today.

 

National Origin Discrimination

The National Origin Discrimination Act protects individuals with origins from a particular country or part of the world. This includes employee’s with different ethnicity, accent or ethnic background. This act protects these individuals through any aspect of employment, not limited to hiring and firing.Employment Discrimination Hilton Head

This Act not only protects individuals within work situations, such as job assignments, promotions, layoff, but also any employee who has experienced harassment, negative impacted employment policies/practices and citizenship discrimination.

If you have a different ethnicity, accent or ethnic background and you feel you have experienced unfair treatment in the workplace contact Berry & Carr. Our experienced attorney’s can help you get the treatment you deserve.