Charleston Wrongful Termination Attorney
Fighting Wrongful Termination for West Virginia Employees in Clarksburg, Fairmont, Morgantown and Beyond
If you were fired for an unlawful reason, you may have grounds for a legal action against your employer. At Rod Smith Law PLLC, our attorneys understand the injustice of wrongful termination and are here to help make things right.
Our Charleston wrongful termination lawyer have helped countless clients throughout Morgantown and all of West Virginia address and resolve employment violations. With our more than 25 years of 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. Rod Smith Law 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 Charleston 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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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.