Legal Notices

Furman University is required by state and federal law to provide certain notices to inform employees of their legal rights.  These notices are also posted in multiple locations on campus.

Workplace Rights Posters

Furman University is required to post the following notices in the workplace.

Federal laws require the following posters be displayed:

Equal Opportunity Employment Commission: Provides notice to applicants and employees of prohibited employment-related discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability.

Employee Polygraph Protection Act: Prohibits most private employers from using lie detector tests either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment (with some exceptions).

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): This poster displays notices about minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor laws, and enforcement of the FLSA.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Notice explaining an employee’s rights and responsibilities relating to FMLA, including eligibility for leave, notice requirements, job protection, and health benefit continuation.

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA): “Your Rights Under USERRA” explains the rights, benefits, and obligations of employees covered under USERRA.

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA): This poster explains that employees are entitled to a workplace free from recognized hazards and how to report potential hazards.

South Carolina law requires the following notices be displayed:

South Carolina Workplace Laws: This poster includes the notices required to be displayed by S.C. Law.

Title IX

As required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, Furman University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admissions, employment or in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX should be directed to Furman’s Melissa Nichols:

Melissa Nichols, Title IX and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator
Trone Center, Suite 215
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
melissa.nichols@furman.edu
864.294.2221

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights by contacting the District of Columbia Office, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1475; Phone: 800.421.3481; email: OCR@ed.gov.

For additional information, including information about the university’s grievance procedures and grievance process for handling concerns about sex discrimination, including information about how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination or to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, individuals may contact the Title IX Coordinator or review the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Of 1973

This law protects individuals from discrimination based on disability in admission, employment, treatment, or access in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Furman’s Section 504 Coordinator is Melissa Nichols. For additional information, individuals may contact Melissa Nichols or visit our ADA site. The Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education) is the applicable agency charged with enforcing Section 504.