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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
  • Compensation
  • Job assignments or classifications
  • Leaves of absence
  • Benefits
  • Training
  • 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.

Client Reviews

  • I highly recommend and am thankful for this law firm.

    “Bailess Smith took care of me and my family. As a former combat veteran and coal miner, I highly recommend and am thankful for this law firm.”

    - D. P.
  • Clients can expect to be treated with the utmost respect from minute one

    “Bailess Smith has helped me in so many different ways. Clients can expect to be treated with the utmost respect from minute one – no sugar coating. Bailess Smith shot me straight from the outset. ...”

    - Diana W.

Case Results

  • $1 Million Sexual Harassment

    We represented female employees who endured relentless sexual harassment in the workplace by their supervisor. The work environment was so bad for these young ladies that they had no choice but to quit. We successfully obtained a $1,000,000 settlement on our clients’ behalf. Bailess Smith strives to make workplaces safer and free of sexual harassment.

  • $400 Thousand Sexual Harassment

    A large employer failed to protect our client from being sexually harassed and groped in to the workplace by her male co-workers. We fought for our client and held this large employer accountable for the actions of their employees resulting in a $400,000 settlement.

  • $500 Thousand Violation of the West Virginia Patient Safety Act

    A healthcare facility fired our client in retaliation for reporting understaffing in violation of the West Virginia Patient Safety Act. Safety should never be silenced. We obtained a $500,000 settlement on behalf of our client.

  • $500 Thousand Workplace Harassment & Degrading

    Our client was subjected to harassment and degrading conduct in the workplace because of his race. He called Bailess Smith to help him alleviate the hostile work environment. We got involved and the employer paid our client $500,000 to resolve the case.

  • $1.5 Million Sexual Harassment/Wrongful Discharge

    Recovered over $1.5 million in a workplace sexual harassment case.

  • $1.6 Million Coal Contract Dispute Verdict

    Company awarded a $1.6 million verdict in a trial involving a coal contract dispute.

  • $1 Million Commercial Trucking Accident

    Injured truck driver awarded $1 million in a commercial trucking accident case.

  • $5 Million Illegally Withheld Wages

    Recovered over $5 Million for thousands of West Virginia workers.

  • $2.7 Million Commercial Contract Dispute

    Obtained $2.7 Million arbitration award in a commercial coal contract dispute.

  • $4 Million Workplace Accident

    Recovered $4 Million as a result of a workplace accident in the coal mines.


The Bailess Smith PLLC Difference

  • Free Consultations: No Recovery, No Fee
  • Over $90 Million in Judgments & Settlements
  • Open Communication: Phones & Email Are Always Monitored
  • We Are Honest & Upfront With Our Clients
  • Personable & Friendly Legal Team

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