Employment Litigation

At Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, we believe that it is both less expensive and more effective to adopt a proactive legal strategy.

Our employment attorneys’ first and foremost objective is risk prevention and mitigation. Our employment litigators understand that our business clients seek to avoid litigation, but when litigation does arise, our clients can rest assured knowing that their attorneys have significant experience handling litigation involving all matters of the employment relationship, including litigation of claims alleged under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), South Carolina Payment of Wages Act (SCPWA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), restrictive covenants, trade secrets, confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, Title VII claims, §1981 claims, wrongful termination and other state law claims arising from the employer-employee relationship.

Our employment litigation legal team also has experience in claims by employers against former employees to enforce the terms of employment agreements, including covenants not to compete, confidentiality agreements, and severance agreements. We have also represented a number of clients before the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission, the Employment Security Commission, and other administrative agencies.