Charleston Employer Retaliation Attorneys
Fighting for Your Legal Rights
Have you been subjected to retaliation by your employer? The West Virginia Human Rights Act makes it unlawful for your employer to retaliate and discriminate against you based upon protected characteristics such as race, gender, disability, religion, and more. Employers with 12 or more employees working in West Virginia must comply with the West Virginia Human Rights Act or face legal problems. If your employer does not have 12 or more employees working in West Virginia, you may still be protected under West Virginia law for retaliatory actions by your employer. West Virginia law also protects employees from being retaliated against for making safety and other complaints in the workplace such as faulty equipment, unsafe work environment, poor water quality, understaffing, patient abuse, government waste, coal mine safety, USERRA, unsafe vehicles, unsafe trucks, FMLA, and refusal to take a lie detector.
Schedule a free consultation with a Charleston employer retaliation lawyer by calling (304) 553-0337.
If your employer has retaliated against you, Bailess Smith is here to help you. Our employment lawyers have more than 40 years of shared legal experience in dealing with companies and employers who retaliate against employees. With that kind of experience, you can trust that your case will be taken seriously.
West Virginia Laws Protecting You against Retaliation
If your employer retaliates against you in any way for making a complaint about its unlawful discriminatory practices or harassment, you can take legal action.
Retaliatory actions can include:
- Being fired
- Being demoted
- Given undesirable work assignments or work schedules as punishment
- Being harassed
- Being refused a promotion
- Losing benefits
Often these retaliatory actions are related to a worker’s whistleblowing activities or worker compensation claims. If your claim is successful, you may be awarded compensation depending on the specifics of your situation.
Charleston Employment Lawyers Serving Morgantown & All of West Virginia
Although many cases settle out of court, Bailess Smith is prepared to take your case to trial if the employer does not pay you what you deserve. For aggressive attorneys who will work to get you what you deserve, look no further than our experienced legal team.
Call Bailess Smith PLLC at (304) 553-0337 to get started. You can also contact us online.