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Peter A. Rutledge

Peter A. Rutledge


T (864) 751-7610
F (864) 751-7800

Mr. Rutledge handles the defense of a variety of employment disputes, including claims for wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, and discrimination in violation of Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Equal Pay Act.  Mr. Rutledge represents employers before administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission, and the South Carolina Employment Security Commission.

Mr. Rutledge drafts employment handbooks and related policies, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and related employment documents, and he counsels clients on compliance with a variety of federal and state employment laws and regulations, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and wage and hour laws.

Mr. Rutledge also litigates business disputes, including claims for breaches of contract, unfair competition, tortious interference with contract, and claims arising under the South Carolina Trade Secrets Act.  His practice also includes financial services litigation involving complex insurance issues, ERISA, life, health, disability and accidental death benefits, and managed care litigation.

Before attending law school, Mr. Rutledge served in the United States Army in the Adjutant General Corps and is a veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Mr. Rutledge is a frequent speaker on a variety of employment related issues.

  • South Carolina Defense Trial Lawyers Academy
  • Greenville Business Magazine's Legal Elite, Labor & Employment (2014, 2015)
Thought Leadership


April, 2016
Adverse Tax Impact Not Remediable under ERISA , ERISA and Life Insurance News
April, 2016
September 30, 2015
September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015
May 12, 2015
July 8, 2014
January 9, 2014
January 12, 2011
April 2, 2012
November 22, 2011
August 31, 2009
Controlling The Tweets Of Twitter, The Inside Perspective

Published Works

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina, B.A., English, 1990
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • South Carolina
  • North American Transportation Employee Relations Association (NATERA)
  • Greenville Society for Human Resources Management (GSHRM)
Academic Honors
  • United States Army Distinguished Military Student, senior year
  • Real Property Probate and Trust Journal, Student Editorial Board
  • Wig and Robe
  • Received three CALI awards
Military Service
  • U.S. Army

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