Employment & Labor Law

This ever expanding area of the law affects most of us either as an employer or as an employee .Horger and Connor, LLC,, provides representation to employers in most major areas of employment law including state and federal discrimination laws, the Americans With Disabilities Act, The Family Medical Leave Act, retaliatory discharge and breach of contract. Many pitfalls await the unsuspecting employer including employee handbooks, hiring practices, and untrained supervisors. Our firm will help you navigate this dangerous area and stay in compliance through consultation and training. Should a lawsuit arise, we are experienced in defending these cases in state and federal courts. Our representation has included a number of state agencies in South Carolina, as well as large and small employers in the private sector. We will, on a limited basis, also accept the representation of individuals who believe they have been mistreated in the workplace.

  • Workplace discrimination: Racial discrimination, gender discrimination, age discrimination, or discrimination based on religion, pregnancy, disability, sex, national origin, disability, creed or religion, or sexual orientation
  • Sexual harassment: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that affects a person’s employment, unreasonably interferes with their work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment
  • Wage and hour disputes: Violations of regulations regarding overtime, classification as exempt, lunch breaks, payroll deductions
  • Wrongful discharge: Retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim or another termination of employment that violates government policy
  • Whistleblower claims: Qui Tam and wrongful termination claims
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) violations, including failure to provide reasonable accommodations
  • Administrative review board hearings: representing educators, medical professionals, and others in licensing and administrative discipline hearings

Our attorneys' employment law services for employers

It is our goal to minimize our business law clients' exposure to risk through sound counsel in employment law, including employee handbooks, drafting, review, and negotiation of employment contracts, agreements not to compete, and management training. When an employment dispute does arise, our lawyers provide powerful representation in negotiations, trials, and appeals, as well as in alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as mediation and arbitration.

Our practice emphasizes trial work, and members of the firm have successfully argued cases in most trial courts in South Carolina and have appeared before the South Carolina Court of Appeals, The South Carolina State Supreme Court, the Federal District Court for South Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and state and federal agencies and administrative boards.

If you would like to speak with a member of the firm about resolution of a labor or employment law dispute or another legal matter, or have any other question about our practice, please contact our office.

Representative Clients:

Nucor Building Systems
Reese Brothers, Inc.
Kennecott Mining Company
Marsch Chiropractic Clinic
South Carolina Insurance Reserve Fund
South Carolina Department of Corrections
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Whit-Ash Furniture Co.

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Horger & Connor
160 Centre St
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Telephone: (803) 531-1700
Fax: (803) 531-0160

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