Published on December 15th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Have You Been a Victim of Sexual Harassment?
The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission is Here to Help
Where to file a sexual harassment or sex discrimination complaint at no charge.
The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission investigates allegations of unlawful discrimination at work, including individuals who feel like they have been sexually harassed on the job. The Human Affairs Commission is a state agency and its website is full of helpful information: http://www.schac.sc.gov/ed/Pages/SexualHarassment.aspx. Additionally, we invite South Carolina residents to call us at 803-737-7800 or 1-800-521-0725. The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission was created by the General Assembly in 1972 to encourage fair treatment, eliminate and prevent unlawful discrimination, and foster mutual understanding and respect among all people in this state. These principles are based on the tenets of Title VII of the 1964 federal Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disability Act. Please view our website for more on the laws we enforce at www.schac.sc.gov .
- Did you know? It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex.
- Did you know? Harassment includes “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.
- Did you know? Although the law does not prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).
- Did you know? The SC Human Affairs Commission offers training on Sexual Harassment. Contact us for fees and scheduling.
Our agency has a number of staff members who would be happy to sit on a panel or provide an interview at your convenience.