As an employee in South Carolina, you may face challenges every day if you believe you’re being mistreated at your place of employment, and you may not know that you have rights.
Whether you’re dealing with sexual harassment, discrimination, or another kind of illegal activity committed by your employer, Sam Briggs, and the Briggs Law Firm is committed to fighting for you. Just because South Carolina is an at-will employment state, doesn’t mean you don’t have rights.
For over 25 years, the Briggs Law Firm in Greenville, South Carolina has handled many claims in the employment law area. Each client they represent benefits from:
- Strong Advocacy
- Individualized Attention
- Honest and Clear Advice
Employment Law in South Carolina
The Briggs Law Firm in Greenville has represented South Carolina workers in a variety of cases, including:
- Wage and Hour Disputes: If you believe you aren’t being paid for your work properly, we can take the necessary actions to reverse the wage and hour violations of your employer. For example, your wage and hour case could have to do with: overtime pay, low wages that are illegal, and/or failure on your employer’s part to grant you required to leave. For example, jobs that almost always qualify for overtime pay include, but aren’t limited to file clerks, paralegals, customer sales representatives, inside salespeople, IT/help desk employees, and accounts payable/receivable representatives. In order to qualify for overtime pay you must meet one or more of the following criteria: make less than $23,600 a year, be a non-management employee, be an hourly employee, be a commissioned employee who doesn’t travel regularly, be a salaried employee earning less than $455 a week, excluding executives, administrative, or outside sales professionals.
- Sexual Harassment: You have the right to a sexual harassment-free work environment. The Briggs Law Firm in Greenville, South Carolina can explain quid pro quo and hostile work environment laws to see if you have a claim and what steps should be taken next.
- Wrongful Termination: Even though South Carolina is an at-will employment state, you may be able to win a case of wrongful termination because specific types of dismissals are illegal such as those that violate contracts or the result of unlawful discrimination. You cannot be fired legally if you: participate in a workplace investigation, have jury duty, make an OSHA complaint, make a reasonable request for your disability, take a legally protected leave, are a whistleblower, file a discrimination, wage or harassment claim, complain about wages, overtime or working conditions at your place of employment.
- Workplace Discrimination: If the discrimination you face at work in South Carolina has to do with you being discriminated against because of your race, age, sex, religion, ethnicity, or a disability, the Briggs Law Firm in Greenville, S.C. may be able to help you fight for your rights through such actions as negotiations, hearings, and filing a lawsuit.
- Workers’ Compensation: If you are injured while at work, it can have severe physical and financial consequences for you. The Briggs Law Firm will fight for all the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve, such as reimbursement of all medical costs associated with the injury and lost wages.
- Government Workers’ Law: The Briggs Law Firm understands that there are special rules that apply in any proceeding involving you as a government worker and we will be a strong advocate for you in any process to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Call a South Carolina Employment Lawyer Today
The Briggs Law Firm in Greenville, South Carolina, is standing by to assist you in your job-related case and worker’s compensation mater. Contact us today!