Can I sue my Employer?
South Carolina is an At-Will Employment state, which means that an employee may be fired for any reason or for no reason.
An employer cannot, however, fire an employee in violation of the law.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American Disabilites Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act are three major laws that forbid employers from discriminating or retaliating against an employee.
Before initiating a lawsuit in court against an employer, an employee must file a complaint with the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission/Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, another agency or file a grievance with the employer first.
If you believe you have been terminated, denied a promotion, refused to be hired or any other disfavorable action in violation of your rights, you may have a legal remedy.
Navigating an employment matter can be overwhelming, call Myers Law to help you navigate the process.