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Employment Discrimination

The South Carolina Human Affairs Law protects you against employment discrimination when it involves:

  • Unfair treatment or harassment because of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 and above), and disability.
  • Denial of a reasonable workplace accommodation that you need because of your religious beliefs or disability.
  • Retaliation because you complained about job discrimination, or assisted with a job discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

If you believe you have been discriminated against at work, you can file a Charge of Discrimination.

Employment Discrimination By Type

Learn about the various types of discrimination prohibited by the laws enforced by SCHAC. We also provide links to the relevant laws, regulations and policy guidance, fact sheets, Q&As, best practices, and other information.

The following charges of discrimination are taken by SCHAC but are investigated by the EEOC