Charleston Whistleblower Defense Attorney
Vigorous Representation for Workers in Clarksburg, Fairmont, Morgantown and 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 Rod Smith Law 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) 406-7076 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 Rod Smith Law PLLC for Capable Legal Help
Our seasoned employment lawyer 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) 406-7076 today.
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$400 Thousand Sexual Harassment
A large employer allowed a female employee to be repeatedly subjected to sexual harassment and failed to take action even though management knew of the degrading conduct. After a hard fight, we recovered $400,000 for our client.
$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. Rod Smith Law, PLLC 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.
$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.
$72 Million Wrongful Death Verdict
Estate of five-year old child awarded a $72 million verdict in a wrongful death case.