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Other Leaves: South Carolina

Other Leaves requirements for other states

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

Author: Meryl Gutterman, formerly of Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.


  • It is considered an unfair discriminatory practice within the meaning of the South Carolina Human Affairs Law if an employer denies a pregnant employee a leave of absence for maternity purposes. See Maternity Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave.
  • South Carolina does not require that employers grant paid leave to employees for jury duty or witness service. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An employee who leaves work to serve as a member of the South Carolina National and State Guard is entitled to certain reemployment rights. See Military Leave.
  • An employer with 20 or more employees may grant a paid leave of absence to an employee who works an average of 20 hours or more a week and who intends to donate bone marrow. See Bone Marrow Leave.
  • There is no South Carolina law requiring private sector employers to provide employees with paid or unpaid sick leave, vacation time or other paid time off. See Sick Leave, Vacation and Other Time Off.
  • A leave of absence may, under certain circumstances, be a form of reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual with a disability under South Carolina law. See Leave as a Disability Accommodation.