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EEO - Harassment: South Carolina

EEO - Harassment requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Meryl Gutterman, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC

Summary

  • The South Carolina Human Affairs Law (SCHAL) prohibits both sexual harassment and harassment based on protected characteristics under South Carolina Law. See Harassment Under the South Carolina Human Affairs Law .
  • Harassment claims in South Carolina are governed by the South Carolina Human Affairs Law, which is administered by the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission. See Harassment Under South Carolina Human Affairs Law and Remedies and Enforcement.
  • Harassment claims under South Carolina law follow the same basic framework as harassment claims under Title VII, but the remedies for a violation of the South Carolina Human Affairs Law are not as extensive. State law does not allow compensatory (emotional pain and suffering), punitive damages, or attorneys fees, all of which are allowed under federal law. See Remedies and Enforcement.