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Charleston Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys

Have You Been Treated Unfairly in the Workplace?

Unfair treatment in the workplace can involve many types of unlawful discriminatory actions against employees. If you have been a victim of pregnancy discrimination, your legal rights have been violated. Taking legal action can help not only you, but others who may potentially run into the same situation where you work. At Bailess Smith PLLC, we strongly believe in holding employers accountable for violating the rights of employees.

Talk to a Charleston pregnancy discrimination lawyer at (304) 553-0337 or contact us online.

Our employment lawyers bring more than 25 years of combined legal experience to each case and proudly serve clients throughout Chaleston, Morgantown, and West Virginia. We are prepared to fight for you. If the employer or insurance company is not willing to pay you what you deserve, we will be ready to fight for you in court.

Pregnancy Discrimination in West Virginia

The state of West Virginia protects pregnant women in the workplace under the West Virginia Human Rights Act, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, and West Virginia Common Law. These laws make discrimination and harassment against women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions unlawful by employers. The law applies to both job applicants as well as employees.

Under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, employers are subject to the following:

  • They must provide reasonable accommodations for the limitations that pregnancy and childbirth may bring unless such accommodations would cause undue hardship on the company
  • They cannot deny employment opportunities due to refusing to make such accommodations
  • They cannot make the employee take a leave of absence if another accommodation can be provided
  • They cannot force to accept an unreasonable accommodation
  • They cannot retaliate against an employee who makes a complaint or takes legal action regarding their pregnancy discrimination

Charleston Employment Lawyers Serving Morgantown & West Virginia

Once you consult with an employment law attorney at Bailess Smith PLLC, we can fully investigate your situation to determine the facts and begin building your claim. Depending on your case, you may be eligible to recover compensation for back pay or lost wages, emotional distress, and legal fees. With our team on your side, you can trust that your case will be managed by a team that truly cares about bringing you justice.

You deserve to be treated fairly. Contact us at (304) 553-0337 to get started.

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    “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.”

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  • 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. ...”

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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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