Charleston Employer Retaliation Attorney
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.
Schedule a free consultation with a Charleston employer retaliation lawyer by calling (304) 406-7076 or by contacting our team online.
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
- Patient abuse
- Government waste
- Coal mine safety
- Unsafe vehicles
- Unsafe trucks
- And refusal to take a lie detector
If your employer has retaliated against you, Rod Smith Law is here to help you. Our employment lawyer have more than 25 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.
What Is Considered 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 Lawyer Serving Morgantown & All of West Virginia
Although many cases settle out of court, Rod Smith Law 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 Rod Smith Law PLLC at (304) 406-7076 to get started. You can also contact us online.