Charleston Wrongful Termination Attorneys
Unflinching Advocacy for West Virginia Employees
If you were fired for an unlawful reason, you may have grounds for a legal action against your employer. At Bailess Smith PLLC, we understand the injustice of wrongful termination and are here to help make things right.
Get your questions answered and learn your legal options by calling (304) 553-0337 or reaching out to us online.
Our Charleston employment lawyers have helped countless clients throughout Morgantown and all of West Virginia address and resolve employment violations. With our more than 40 years of combined experience in the practice of employment law, we have what it takes to help you seek the justice you deserve.
Wrongful Termination in West Virginia
Like many other states, West Virginia is known as an “at will” state in regards to employment. This means if you are not formally contracted to your employer, you can be terminated for any reason or without reason. However, you cannot be terminated for unlawful reasons.
West Virginia law prohibits employers from firing you on the basis of:
Federal laws also prohibit employers from firing you based on your pregnancy, immigration status, or genetics. Other wrongful termination may be based on violating your contract, retaliating against you for discriminatory actions, for reporting safety violations, wage and hour violations, for whistleblowing activities, or firing you for taking time off for which you have a legal right.
If you are fired based on any of the above, you can file a claim against the employer seeking financial damages such as back pay, court costs, legal fees, and possibly punitive damages. Bailess Smith PLLC can help.
Why You Need a Wrongful Termination Lawyer
Wrongful termination can be difficult to prove, and the burden of proof will be on you as the employee. You may be facing an employer with many more resources than you have in terms of finances, in-house legal staff, and more. To level the playing field, you need experienced and tenacious legal representation. Our team has taken on all sizes and types of employers who have violated state and federal law. We know what to do and how to fight back. Call now.
Contact Bailess Smith PLLC for strong legal advocacy at (304) 553-0337. We have convenient office locations in Charleston and Morgantown.