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Race Discrimination Bailess Smith PLLC - fighting for West Virginians

Charleston Race Discrimination Lawyers

Employment Law Firm Also Serving Morgantown & West Virginia

Have you suffered racial prejudice in the workplace? Race discrimination can be a frustrating and demeaning experience, especially if your complaints are ignored. No one should have to tolerate this type of treatment—it is prohibited by both state and federal law.

If you believe you have been a victim of this type of discrimination at work, Bailess Smith PLLC is here to help. Our legal team takes discrimination claims very seriously. We use our 40+ years of collective legal experience in employment law to fight for you in seeking the justice you deserve.

Phone us at (304) 553-0337 to speak to a Charleston race discrimination attorney today. You can also contact Bailess Smith PLLC online.

Facts about Race Discrimination in West Virginia

As an employee, you are protected by the West Virginia Human Rights Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act for race discrimination in the workplace. If your employer is found to have subjected you to this type of prejudicial treatment, you may be eligible to recover damages specific to your case.

Workplace discrimination can occur in many ways, such as in:

  • Hiring
  • Firing
  • Promotions
  • Demotions
  • Pay raises
  • Benefits
  • Work assignments
  • Leaves of absence
  • Work schedules

You may have left your job due to the discrimination that made it hostile and unsafe. You may have been passed over for a promotion or denied a pay raise when others no more qualified than you received one. In these cases, you may have lost wages as well as have suffered emotional distress.

A discrimination claim may allow you to recover:

  • Lost wages

  • Human loss type damages such as emotional distress, loss of indignity, embarrassment

  • Punitive damages against the employer to prevent such behavior from repeating

Work with Bailess Smith PLLC

Our firm has deep roots in the community. We want to ensure our workplaces are safe for all, which is why we bring such a fighting spirit to the clients we represent. We encourage you to let us put our decades of legal experience and dedication to work for you.

No recovery, no fee. Call us to talk about your case for free at (304) 553-0337.

Client Reviews

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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

  • $72 Million Wrongful Death Verdict

    Estate of five-year old child awarded a $72 million verdict in a wrongful death case.

  • $5 Million Illegally Withheld Wages

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

  • $4 Million Workplace Accident

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

  • $2.7 Million Commercial Contract Dispute

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

  • $1.6 Million Coal Contract Dispute Verdict

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

  • $1.5 Million Sexual Harassment/Wrongful Discharge

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

  • $1 Million Commercial Trucking Accident

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

  • $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.

  • $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.

  • $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.

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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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