Delayed action creates liability for employer

For a number of years, going back at least to the 1960s, the conventional wisdom about the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to South Carolina employers) was that its decisions in employment cases tended to be mostly conservative and favor employers, according to some observers. Despite its "business- friendly" reputation, however, the 4th Circuit doesn't tolerate bad employer behavior. The conventional wisdom about the current court may be changing, but it still recognizes bad behavior and will issue decisions accordingly. Read on to see how the court recently addressed an employee's hostile work environment case. Read More...