Generally, in South Carolina you are considered an "employee-at-will". That simply means you may quit your employment at any time and for any reason unless you are restricted by a contract, and an employer may terminate you at any time and for any reason as well. However there are several notable exceptions to this rule. You may not be fired if:
- You have an employment contract - whether it is express or implied;
- The termination would violate some other law - such as discrimination, whistle-blowing, or anti-retaliation statute;
- The termination violates a clear mandate of public policy;
- The employee has provided "independent consideration" for the employment.
- If you believe you have been terminated under one of the scenarios listed above, give us a call to set up a consultation.