Rod Smith awarded 2023 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers.
$100 Million in Verdicts and Settlements More than $10 Million Recovered for Victims of Sexual Harassment CONFIDENT, EXPERIENCED & DETERMINED TO WIN Rod Smith Law PLLC fights for West Virginians. Let us help you!

Charleston Employment Law Attorneys

Passionately Representing Wronged Workers in West Virginia

No one deserves to be mistreated or discriminated against at work. Given that the average American spends a whopping one-third of their life working, it’s crucial for hardworking West Virginians to assert their employee rights when needed. To exercise your right to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment, it’s essential to first have a basic understanding of your employee rights in the first place. That’s where our experienced employment law attorneys come in.

With over 25 years of combined legal experience, you can count on our compassionate team to advocate on your behalf as fiercely as needed. Whether your case requires aggressive litigation in the courtroom or can be quietly resolved outside of it, we’re here to deliver the customized legal solution you need to achieve a favorable outcome. At Rod Smith Law PLLC, our accomplished legal advocates are committed to making our community and its workplaces safe and fair for all. With over $100 million in verdicts and settlements, you can trust our skilled employment lawyers to prioritize your unique needs from start to finish.

Our West Virginia employment lawyers can help safeguard your employee rights. Call (304) 406-7076 to request a free consultation. 


Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious issue that can affect employees across various industries. In West Virginia, both state and federal laws protect employees from sexual harassment, ensuring a safe and respectful work environment.

It’s imperative for employees to know their rights and hold unethical employers accountable for misconduct at work. In West Virginia, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or any verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

  • Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment;
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; or
  • Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

With the help of a seasoned employment lawyer, employees can take appropriate steps to address sexual harassment in the workplace and exercise their right to a safe work environment. Consider these common examples of sexual harassment at work:

  • Unwanted physical contact
  • Sexual jokes or comments
  • Displaying explicit materials
  • Sending inappropriate messages or emails
  • Making derogatory remarks about a person's gender or sexuality
  • Unwanted sexual advances or requests for sexual favors

If you’ve been mistreated in the workplace, it’s crucial to seek representation as soon as possible. Contact us online to discuss your case with our Charleston employment lawyer.

Awards & associations

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100
  • U.S. News & World Report – First Tier West Virginia Best Law Firm
  • Super Lawyers – Honoree
  • Keenan Trial Institute – Masters Graduate
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • Verdicts, Judgments, and Settlements

    The lawyers at Rod Smith Law have fought for and obtained more than $100,000,000 in verdicts, judgment, and settlements for our clients.  No company is too big, and no fight is too hard.  If you are a West Virginia worker who has been wronged in the workplace, let us fight for you.

  • Wrongful Death Verdict

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

  • Illegally Withheld Wages

    Recovered over $5 Million for thousands of West Virginia workers who were illegally withheld wages.


Rod Smith Law PLLC has been committed to getting the best possible outcomes for our clients—over $100 million in damage awards. We understand how important fair compensation can be for your case, especially if medical bills are involved or if you have lost your job. During your free initial consultation, we can go over the details of your case to help you plan for the challenges that lie ahead and find the confidence to take your case as far as it needs to go.

  • Verdicts, Judgments, and Settlements
  • Wrongful Death Verdict
  • Illegally Withheld Wages


Meet your legal team

Trusted Advocacy for Employees in Morgantown & Beyond

At Rod Smith Law PLLC, we have extensive experience navigating a variety of employment law matters. Common employment law cases we handle include:


At Rod Smith Law PLLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    “Made me feel comfortable during the process.”
    Rod Smith Law office took my case and made me feel comfortable during the process. Alex did an outstanding job of facilitating everything and worked hard to get the case resolved with positive results! Thank you for everything!
    - Ken B.
    “This team made an otherwise very uncomfortable and unfortunate situation, peaceful and dignified.”
    Rod and his team were incredibly professional, patient, and honest. I never felt like I didn't know where we were in the process or like my best interest was not being considered. This team made an otherwise very uncomfortable and unfortunate situation, peaceful and dignified.
    - Amanda T.
    “I would highly recommend Rod Smith.”
    I have sought Rod for guidance in the past and received a response in a very timely fashion. He is knowledgeable, sensitive and considerate. His office is comprised of similarly kind-hearted folks who are all invested in making sure each client has the utmost care and respect. I would highly recommend Rod Smith.
    - Rafael B.
    “I have the utmost respect and confidence in Mr. Smith.”
    The Rod Smith Law offices gets the highest recommendation from me! I have the utmost respect and confidence in Mr. Smith, as a lawyer and as a friend. He is very professional, honest, reliable, and dedicated. He kept me informed throughout the whole process so I knew what to expect. He is easy to talk to and returned my calls/messages promptly. If I were to ever need legal services again I will definitely give their office a call.
    - Jakob L.
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    Professional and supportive throughout every step. Clearly communicates with the client and representative of strong core values.
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    “The entire team within this firm was without a doubt a refreshment to me with their humble approach.”
    Rod Smith Law PLLC is a very dedicated, ethical, and quick to act law firm. Not only did Rod Smith show me kindness and consideration. The entire team within this firm was without a doubt a refreshment to me with their humble approach, helpful guidance, and non-judgmental attentiveness. I will always recommend them, and hopefully there should never be a day to return, but if so, I know where I would choose.
    - Shayna S.
    “Rod was attentive and transparent at every point of the process.”
    Rod and team are fantastic. I had a case and issues that were complex to handle and took some time to solve but Rod was attentive and transparent at every point of the process alleviating much stress. (Even answering my questions on weekends!)

    Super thorough guy and very professional team. Hope not to have to but would absolutely go to Rod again with any legal issues/claims.
    - Solera T.
    “Rod and his team will do what is necessary for you to get the justice you deserve.”
    Rod Smith and Alex Urban worked great together to help guide me through this process from start to finish. They were both fully engaged and very responsive to any questions or concerns I had. The rest of the staff are just as wonderful! I’m forever grateful for their hard work and dedication. Litigation can be scary and uncertain but Rod and his team will do what is necessary for you to get the justice you deserve.
    - Carrie C.

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