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Separation From Employment: South Carolina

Separation From Employment requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Meryl Gutterman, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.


  • When the at-will employment relationship has been modified by the terms of a specific verbal or written agreement, South Carolina employees may only be terminated for cause. See Termination for Cause.
  • The South Carolina Payment of Wages Act sets forth rules for how employers should make the final payment of wages. See Payment of Final Wages.
  • Some individuals may ineligible for receiving unemployment benefits, depending on the reason for termination. See Disqualification From Unemployment Benefits.
  • South Carolina law restricts employers in their ability to terminate individuals based on their use of lawful products or political affiliations. See Other Restrictions on Termination.