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Rock Hill, SC Employment Law
South Carolina is an “employment-at-will” state. This means that employers can fire employees for any reason or no reason at all. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule.
Employees cannot be fired for:
- Reporting illegal activity or unsafe working conditions
- Refusing to do something illegal or unsafe
- Participating in a wage and hour claim
- Filing a workers’ compensation claim
- Complaining about or reporting sexual harassment
- Engaging in union activity
If you have been fired for any of these reasons, you may have a legal case. Contact an employment lawyer to discuss your options.
Discrimination is when an employer treats an employee differently because of a protected characteristic. The law prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, and genetic information.
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against employees in any part of the employment process, including:
- Pay and benefits
- Training and apprenticeship programs
- Job assignments
The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor is committed to fighting workplace discrimination. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact an employment lawyer.
Wage and Hour Claims
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that sets minimum wage and overtime pay standards. Under the FLSA, most employees are entitled to time-and-a-half pay for hours worked over 40 in a week. If your employer is not paying you the wages you’re owed, The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor can help you get the money you deserve. We have experience handling all types of wage and hour claims.
Family and Medical Leave Act
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. The FMLA applies to all public and private employers with 50 or more employees.
Employees in South Carolina may take up to 12 weeks of leave for:
- The birth or adoption of a child
- A serious health condition
- The need to care for a family member with a serious health condition
If you have been denied FMLA leave, or if your employer has retaliated against you for taking FMLA leave, contact an experienced employment attorney. The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor can help you protect your rights and get the leave to which you are entitled.
Labor unions have specific negotiation and labor law procedures that protect union members. A Rock Hill, SC employment law attorney will know which laws apply to your situation and how you can use those laws to protect your rights.
Contact an Employment Lawyer in Rock Hill, SC
At The Law Office of Jason E. Taylor, P.C., we cover anything from personal injury to wrongful death cases. We take on employers and negotiate with them to ensure you receive fair treatment. We are also not afraid to go to trial when it’s in our client’s best interest.
Contact us today for your free initial consultation and learn more about what we can do to help you. We will answer your questions and explain all of your legal options.
115 Elk Ave
Rock Hill, SC 29730