Moving civil rights forward

From battling for a girl who wanted to play contact sports in South Carolina to fighting for a same-sex couple who dreamed of legally marrying in the Palmetto State, the civil rights lawyers at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel represent clients in cases that matter.

Our civil rights attorneys have in-depth experience and knowledge in a range of issues. This includes federal cases under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This landmark law bans discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin or religion by employers with 15 or more employees. It covers sexual harassment and workplace retaliation as well.

We’ve fought for LGBTQ rights, for those who’ve been discriminated against, and more.

We’ve helped clients fight for their rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act. This federal law prohibits discrimination against capable employees or candidates who can do the job with reasonable accommodations.

We’ve fought discrimination due to pregnancy, and we’ve battled for equal pay. We’ve helped people win back jobs after wrongful termination.

We also can assist in cases Columbia, Richland County and other places where local laws prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Though many of our cases involve workplace discrimination, we also can assist with civil rights violations off the job. Such cases include LGBTQ rights, race discrimination, hate crimes and police brutality.

Civil rights lawyers who battle for you

Most of all, we offer every client passionate commitment and finely honed legal skills. No matter the case or the cause, your battle is our battle. We will fight in whatever venue is necessary. This includes the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the state, South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC or SHAC).

We also work to keep the community informed through training sessions and clinics. Companies can turn to us to help keep workplace policies compliant, helping create better atmospheres and possibly preventing legal problems.