South Carolina Affirmative Action laws & HR compliance analysis

South Carolina Affirmative Action: What you need to know

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.
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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).
The South Carolina Employment Security Commission prepares labor market information that is helpful to employers developing affirmative action plans. The South Carolina State Data Center (SDC) receives Census Bureau data for the state and makes that information available to the public. The SDC offers special services not offered by the U.S. Census Bureau such as marketing research, on-line data, guides to local data sources, maps displaying data, state profiles using Census data, and reference libraries. These organizations may be contacted at:
South Carolina Employment Security Commission
Labor Market Information Division
1550 Gadsden Street
P.O. Box 995
Columbia, SC 29202
South Carolina State Data Center
Budget and Control Board
Rembert Dennis Building, Room 425
Columbia, SC 29201
The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission enforces the South Carolina Human Affairs Law. The Commission has the ...

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