Moving employment law forward

You’ll come to Burnette Shutt & McDaniel looking for an employment lawyer. You’ll find a fiercely committed advocate and your staunchest defender.

Our employment law attorneys represent a diverse range of clients, from a police chief fired because of her sexual orientation to union workers battling to get their vacation pay. We’ve fought for hourly workers, and we’ve defended executives. What they all have in common: they need a passionate champion whose goal is to win back their job, their money, and their dignity.

We’ve been at this for a while – some of us for decades. We understand the chaotic emotions every client is experiencing. There’s the trauma of a sudden termination. Often there’s the dismay and indignation at discrimination against. There’s the fear of financial ruin. Sometimes it’s a relief to just talk to an attorney who’s helped so many people come out all right on the other end.

We are, of course, about more than talk. We’re well-versed in all aspects of employment law. Two of our founders are specialists in South Carolina employment law, writing books and leading training sessions for other lawyers. We’re skilled tacticians who know how to build a solid case. We’re thorough investigators who doggedly pursue the facts.

The employment law process

We will pursue your case for as long as it takes. Sometimes a grievance process settles things. At other times, an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint is necessary. We have experience in every level of state and federal courts in South Carolina if litigation is necessary. We’ve taken issues all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in the pursuit of justice.

Whether you’re coming to us with an academic tenure issue or an equal pay complaint, a discrimination case, or a contract dispute, you’ll benefit from our legal savvy and dogged determination to help make things right for you.