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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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