From religious discrimination to mistreatment based upon an employee's age, there are all sorts of ways in which discrimination takes place in workplaces across the country. Some employees and job applicants do not realize that other types of discrimination are against the law as well, such as discrimination based upon an employee's pregnancy. Someone who is pregnant may be turned down for a job in an unlawful manner, or they may be fired or subjected to unlawful discrimination while working for a company after their pregnancy became evident. Sadly, this can have a detrimental impact on an employee's state of mind and their future, in various ways.
Some of what banks do may seem unfair. Assessing heavy fees for various errors, paying out very small interest rates or issuing risky mortgages are all good examples of questionable ethical procedures. However, they are not always illegal.
You may have received a notice that you’re included in a class action lawsuit and requesting a response to be eligible for recovering damages. Or you’ve heard class action lawsuits mentioned on daytime or late-night TV. These are the usual ways people learn about class action lawsuits but what exactly are they?
As any resident who owns a phone can attest, phone scams are a serious problem across the United States. It does not seem to matter if people put their names on the do-not-call registry – these phone calls and text messages still manage to find their way through. This is largely because phone scams violate consumer protection laws in the first place, and they will not respect the rules meant to prevent unwanted contact.
Few people in Charleston ever anticipate needing to take extended time away from work (other than perhaps a week or so for a vacation). Yet an accident or the sudden onset of an illness could require that one take weeks off to recover. Employees can take comfort in knowing that if they are forced to leave work for an extended period for medical or personal reasons, the Family and Medical Leave Act ensures that their employment will not end due to their absence (indeed, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, 13 percent of all eligible employees have taken such leave during the last 12 months). Yet will the same job be waiting for one when they return?
Class action lawsuits are often viewed as being complex affairs given the size and scope of plaintiff claims. In actuality, any group of victims in Charleston that has a shared grievance against the same defendant can form a class to pursue litigation. This shared effort often lends validity to their claims. Oftentimes, classes are comprised of groups of individuals, yet there may indeed be times when businesses and even city governments join together to file a shared claim.