HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — A college of Charleston Employee and officials with the American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina (ACLU) have filed a lawsuit against Governor Henry McMaster.
In executive order 2021-12 issued on March 5, Gov. McMaster directed state agency leaders to return to normal operations and have state employees who are working from home return to the office.
It’s an order Debroah Mihal, the College of Charleston employee who filed the lawsuit with the ACLU said puts her between a rock and a hard place because she’s already picked the virtual learning option for her child and that cannot be changed.
“The last component of the plan that my institution came up with was that by April the 5 all employees needed to have returned to in-person work on campus regardless of whether or not there were any childcare concerns,” Mihal said. The challenge for me, in particular, is that when you commit to virtual schooling for your child at least in my son’s case and Charleston County where he goes to school you have to make that commitment upfront and it was kind of an immutable commitment for the entire year.”