The U.S. Women’s World Cup Soccer team might have put pay discrimination in the headlines again, but for people like employment lawyer Malissa Burnette, the battle has gone on for decades. Hear what Malissa tells WIS-TV about why that gap still exists. https://www.wistv.com/2019/07/12/lawmakers-push-close-wage-gap-sc/
Burnette Shutt & McDaniel supports lawsuit challenging discrimination in South Carolina foster care system
Attorneys at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel are part of a lawsuit a Greenville couple has filed against the state of South Carolina and the federal government after the state’s largest contract foster agency refused their application to foster parent. The women, Eden Rogers and Brandy Welch, said their application with Miracle Hill Ministries was rejected […]
Lambda Legal, ACLU South Carolina and SC Equality are suing in federal court to end the state’s policy of discrimination in the foster care system.
For many attorneys at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, the ties to Trustus Theater in Columbia are long and strong. Malissa Burnette and her future husband went on one of their first dates at Trustus Theatre and have supported the professional troupe with annual donations for more than 30 years. It’s their way of helping the […]
Was it an innocent joke meant to lighten the work day or a comment that created a hostile work environment? Sometimes the answer depends on the perspective. Employment lawyer Nekki Shutt spoke from the plaintiff’s perspective today at the annual conference of Columbia Society for Human Resource Management. She covered a range of employment law […]
Kermit the Frog used to lament that “it’s not easy being green.” Kermit was wrong. It’s actually not all that hard to be green. It’s also a smart business practice, and, these days, it’s more important than ever. That’s why, on Earth Day and every day, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel is committed to conserving resources […]
A leader in the fight for civil rights in South Carolina, M. Malissa Burnette recently received the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council’s top award. In this video, her colleagues at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel pay tribute to an amazing 42-year – and counting! – career spent moving law forward.
Malissa Burnette has added the James Petigru Compleat Lawyer Award for Professional Excellence to her long list of honors and achievements. Limited each year to nine recipients, it’s the top honor the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council bestows on fellow graduates. Created in 1992, the Compleat award recognizes outstanding professional and […]
Malissa Burnette and Jax Pavlicek are recognized in the latest edition of Super Lawyers, an annual guide that uses a patented process to create a comprehensive list of outstanding attorneys across the country. Burnette is included in the practice area of employment litigation, plaintiffs. Pavlicek is recognized as a Rising Star in business litigation. The […]
Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder M. Malissa Burnette will be the keynote speaker next week for the launch of “Second Wave of the Women’s Movement in SC”. The project is a partnership among the Oral History Department of the University of South Carolina Libraries, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at USC and the WGST […]