Arnold Law Firm has always been an advocate for the employee. But it must be said: employment laws in this state and this country are designed to allow employers wide latitude in making decisions regarding hiring, discipline, and termination, including decisions that may be unfair and illogical.
Whether you are in management or hourly work, unless you have a definitive contract with your employer (which most employees do not), you are considered an employee at-will. When you are an employee at-will, generally your employer may terminate you for any reason, no reason or bad reason at any time. However, there are exceptions to this general rule, such as the federal laws governing the workplace, including:
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991
the Americans With Disabilities Act ("ADA")
the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA")
the Uninformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ("USERRA")
There are also exceptions to this general rule under South Carolina Law, including:
Public Policy exception
Workers' Compensation Anti-retaliation Provision
Exercise of Political Rights
Teacher Employment and Dismissal Act
Employment law as a whole is simply too comprehensive and complex to be able to discuss in detail on a website every possible situation that an employee may encounter at work. But during all the years of Brian's practice, he has guided individuals through these complex issues, including handling in both State and Federal Courts, as well as EEOC charges, mediations and arbitrations.
Your situation likely requires much more than a quick phone call or a generic answer on a website. Each case is different and requires an exhaustive review of the facts and the law. Brian can, and will, conduct such exhaustive review and discuss with you your rights and options.
If you have any questions regarding Employment Law issues, please feel free to contact Arnold Law Firm by email or by phone at 864.242.2427. When you leave Arnold Law Firm, you will know your rights and legal options.