Charleston Wrongful Termination Attorney
Fighting Wrongful Termination for West Virginia Employees
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.
Were you fired illegally in Charleston, West Virginia? Learn your legal options by calling (304) 406-7076 or reaching out to us online.
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:
- Your race, color, national origin
- Your sex
- Your religion
- Your age
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.
Contact Rod Smith Law PLLC to fight your wrongful termination at (304) 406-7076. We have convenient office locations in Charleston and Morgantown.
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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.