Legal Representation for Employment Law Cases in South Carolina and Georgia
This firm represents clients in all types of employment and/or discrimination cases in state and federal courts all over the state of South Carolina and the state of Georgia. We generally do not charge consultation fees to talk to you about your potential case in these types of matters. Further, in some cases, we work on a contingency basis, which means that you do not have to pay attorney’s fees up front and the fees are taken from the recovery that is obtained on your behalf. These types of fees are not allowed in all cases and you are always expected to pay the actual costs incurred in your case.
Generally, both South Carolina and Georgia are employment-at-will states. This means that you can be fired for almost any reason and can also quit your job for any reason without there being civil legal consequences.
- Discrimination Due to Disability, Sex, Race, or Age
- Wrongful Termination
- Title VII, ADEA, and ADA
If you work under the terms of a contract, whether written or sometimes oral, the terms of this employment-at-will may be modified, and both you and your employer may have responsibilities under the terms of the contract. In some circumstances, an employee handbook can contain such obligations.
If you feel you are being treated differently or discriminated against because of your race, your sex, or your age, you may be protected by certain federal laws that prohibit this type of conduct. To obtain general information about these federal laws and what the time requirements are for filing claims regarding discrimination and the claim forms necessary to proceed, you should consult the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) website, www.eeoc.gov.
Additionally, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission, which also investigates allegations of discrimination in the workplace, has information available about these types of claims and the requirements for pursuing such a cause of action available on their website, www.state.sc.us/schac.
None of this information is provided as legal advice and is simply intended to be general information to give you a better understanding of what may be involved in your case. It is not a substitute for legal advice. You should make an appointment with an attorney to obtain the legal advice and direction you need to understand your case and what may be best for you.