South Carolina Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment
2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)
3. Unemployment Insurance
4. Wage & Hour/Labor Standards Violations
5. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries and illness)

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in South Carolina, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: South Carolina

Discrimination/Harassment – State Agency

South Carolina Human Affairs Commission
1026 Sumter Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: (803) 737-7800
Toll-free: (800) 521-0725
TDD: (803) 253-4125
E-Mail: information@schac.state.sc.us

Web Address: http://www.state.sc.us/schac/

Agency Description/Mission: The mission of the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission is to eliminate and prevent unlawful discrimination in: employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age and disability; housing on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability; and public accommodations on the basis of race, color, national origin and religion.

Discrimination/Harassment – Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Greenville Local Office
301 North Main Street
Suite 1402
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: (864) 241-4400
TTY: (864) 241-4403

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Office of OSHA Compliance
3600 Forest Drive
PO Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Phone: (803) 734-9632
Fax: (803) 734-9772

Web Address: http://www.scosha.llronline.com/

Agency Description/Mission: South Carolina is one of 23 states and territories which administers its own occupational safety and health program through an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The state occupational safety and health act requires employers to provide their employees with a safe and healthy worksite which is free of hazards which may cause injuries and illnesses to workers. The SC OSHA office conducts inspections of businesses to assure compliance with the law.

Filing a Complaint with S.C. OSHA

3. Unemployment Insurance

South Carolina Employment Security Commission
P. O. Box 995
1550 Gadsden St.
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 737-3071
Fax: (803) 737-0286
E-Mail: ui@sces.org

Web Address: http://www.sces.org

Agency Description/Mission: The South Carolina Employment Security Commission pays “Job Insurance” benefits to insured workers who are unemployed and meet all eligibility requirements. This system of insurance was established to tide workers over between jobs, to maintain purchasing power, and to limit the serious effects of unemployment on the community and state. Unemployment insurance is not a form of relief. Benefit payments are not based on need; they are based on wages earned in employment covered by the state Employment Security Law.

Claimants’ Page

TelClaim Information (filing a claim by telephone)

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia S.C. 29210
Phone: (803) 896-4300

Web: https://eservice.llr.sc.gov/Complaints/

5. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission
1333 Main Street, Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 737-5700
Toll-Free: (800) 868-4244
Web Address: http://www.wcc.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx

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–Ann McGinley, co-director of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Workplace Law Program and author of Masculinity At Work: Employment Discrimination Through A Different Lens

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