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Restrictions on Firing Employees in South Carolina

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Employers in South Carolina are subject to these state rules that restrict firing employees under certain circumstances.

South Carolina laws make it unlawful for an employer to:

  • discriminate against employees who file complaints, institute proceedings or testify against employers when authorized to by statutes or regulations
  • deny equal employment opportunity
  • retaliate against an employee for filing a safety complaint
  • dismiss or demote an employee for serving as a juror
  • fire an employee for having wages withheld for child support or other garnishment

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