The South Carolina Human Affairs Law prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age (over 40 years old), or disability (SC Code Sec. 1-13-10et seq.). The law covers employers with 15 or more employees.
Private employers. The state law has no specific affirmative action provision that applies to private employers.
State agencies. All state agencies are required by the Human Affairs Law to develop affirmative action plans for women and racial minorities and to submit those plans to the state Human Affairs Commission by February 1 of each year (SC Code Sec. 1-13-110).