Charleston Disability Discrimination Lawyers
Holding Employers Accountable
If you have been subjected to workplace discrimination because of a disability, let us help you. You should not be forced to tolerate disability discrimination. Our Charleston employment lawyers work vigorously to uphold the rights of employees throughout our community.
Call (304) 553-0337 for representation that fights for your fair treatment. You can also contact Bailess Smith PLLC online.
The West Virginia Human Rights Act
Aside from federal laws that prohibit workplace discrimination, the state has enacted similar laws protecting employees. The West Virginia Human Rights Act (WVHRA) makes disability discrimination unlawful for both job applicants and employees. If you have a disability but are able and competent to perform your job duties, you cannot be denied employment or other job-related opportunities. Employers with 12 or more employees who work 20 or more weeks per year are subject to the WVHRA. All state and government agencies are subject as well, no matter their size.
The following are some of the ways that qualified applicants and employees cannot be discriminated against under the WVHRA:
- Hiring, termination, promotions, transfers, demotions, lay-offs
- Job assignments or classifications
- Leaves of absence
- Employer-related activities, including social programs
Bring Your Case to a Highly-Qualified Charleston Disability Discrimination Attorney
If your disability discrimination claim is successful, you may be eligible for damages such as compensation for emotional distress, back pay or lost wages, legal fees, court costs, and possible punitive damages. Our legal team is fully equipped to fight for justice on your behalf through negotiation or in court. With our shared decades of legal experience, we have the knowledge, skills, and resources to aggressively combat workplace discrimination in our community.
Connect with Bailess Smith PLLC at (304) 553-0337 for a free consultation. We serve clients throughout West Virginia with offices in Charleston and Morgantown.