These FAQs are intended to provide general information about the services that SCVAN can provide regarding the criminal justice process and other legal issues that can affect victims. This information is not intended as legal advice. If you have questions about a specific legal matter, contact an attorney.

Can I sue my employer?

Yes and no. South Carolina workers are usually “employees at will.” This means that, unless there is an employment contract, they can be fired at anytime for any reason, provided it is not an illegal reason. Some companies have an employee handbook which will spell out the rights of an employee at that particular workplace. Illegal reasons that are grounds for a civil lawsuit include discrimination or harassment based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or veteran status. There are several laws prohibiting unfair treatment in the workplace. If you believe you are the victim of workplace discrimination or harassment, contact an attorney.