Charleston Whistleblower Defense Attorneys
Vigorous Representation for Workers in West Virginia
When someone refuses to participate in the illegal activities of his or her employers and reports them to the appropriate authorities, they are known as whistleblowers, and they are often the target of retaliation by their employers, which is illegal. These cases can be complex, and they require legal representation from a team with the experience and resources to properly handle them. At Bailess Smith PLLC, our Charleston whistleblower lawyers have the qualifications needed to help you seek justice in any whistleblower case in Charleston, Morgantown, or throughout West Virginia.
You can start by contacting our highly skilled employment lawyers at (304) 553-0337 for a free consultation.
We value your courage in the face of possible intimidation, retaliation, and emotional stress. We believe that identifying and reporting fraud and other illegal workplace activities is a service to the community. With our help, we can level the playing field. You may get the justice you deserve and make the West Virginia workplace better, safer, and more ethical.
West Virginia Laws that Protect Whistleblowers
Workers who report illegal activity by their employers are protected under both West Virginia and federal law.
West Virginia code protects whistleblowers from discrimination or retaliation in the following ways:
- Identifying wrongdoing or waste to the proper government agencies
- Initiating a legal proceeding against their employer for unlawful or unethical activities
- Testifying in court against their employer for such unlawful behavior
These employers are prohibited by West Virginia law from firing, threatening, discriminating, or otherwise retaliating against such employees. Other federal whistleblower laws may apply. Employers who fail to respond to whistleblower complaints may find themselves facing legal trouble as well as poor community relations.
Whistleblowers who file a claim against their employers may seek reinstatement, back pay, benefits, other damages, court costs, and attorney fees.
Call Bailess Smith PLLC for Capable Legal Help
Our seasoned employment attorneys are well-versed in the laws and legal remedies pertaining to whistleblowers. If you have questions or concerns, you can discuss your situation with one of our team in a free, no obligation consultation. Our firm is here to provide the support you need regarding this very important social and legal issue.
Let us stand up for your rights by contacting us online or at (304) 553-0337 today.