Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.
Findlaw.com Business Law Center for Human Resources
This is an excellent resource for articles, cases, business forms and other Web sites related to human resources. Among the topics covered are hiring, firing, compensation and benefits, workers compensation and workplace safety.
Employment Law Information Network
This is an employment law reference site for lawyers and human resource professionals. Links, forms and discussion forum on topics from age discrimination to wrongful termination.
South Carolina Law
In South Carolina, a person may not be denied authorization to practice, pursue, or engage in a regulated profession or occupation based on a prior conviction, unless the conviction relates directly to the profession or occupation, or the applicant is found unfit or unsuitable based on all available information, including the prior conviction. Other than this limitation, however, South Carolina doesn’t restrict employer use of criminal records. If you were denied a job by a South Carolina employer based on your criminal history, the federal laws described above are your only legal recourse.