Employment At-Will: South Carolina
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Meryl Gutterman, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.
- The general rule in South Carolina is that an employment at-will relationship can be terminated at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all. See The At-Will Relationship.
- South Carolina recognizes limited exceptions to the at-will presumption, including contracts and public policy exceptions. See Employment At-Will Exceptions.
- At-will employees in South Carolina challenging a discharge may file claims against their employers under tort theories so long as the plaintiff employee is able to satisfy an evidentiary burden. See Tort Considerations.