Whistleblower Bailess Smith PLLC - fighting for West Virginians

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 reporting illegal activity by their employers are protected under both West Virginia and federal law. Employers are prohibited by West Virginia law from firing, threatening, discriminating, or otherwise retaliating against whistleblowers who:

  • Identify wrongdoing to government agencies
  • Initiate a legal proceeding against an employer for unlawful activities
  • Testify against an employer

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 lawyers 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.

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.
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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.

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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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