Charleston Employment Discrimination Attorney
Protecting Employees’ Rights across West Virginia
Do you believe you are being mistreated by an employer? The federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other state and federal laws prohibit discrimination in the workplace. At Hoosier Law Firm, PLLC, we are equipped to defend your rights and fight diligently to stop discriminatory practices in hiring, job assignments, termination, and more.
Fighting Discrimination at Work
Discrimination in the workplace can take many forms and often has an adverse effect on an individual's career path. The law prohibits discrimination in all aspects of the employer/employee relationship. No matter the industry, it is illegal for any employer to make decisions regarding hiring, termination, promotions, job assignments, or other aspects of employment based on protected characteristics.
In West Virginia, these characteristics include:
- AIDS or HIV status
- Citizenship status
- National origin
- Sex, including pregnancy and childbirth
- Skin color
Filing a Discrimination Complaint
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, regulates and handles workplace discrimination claims. Companies with 15 or more employees are covered by Title VII, a federal law that prohibits discrimination in the work place, among other acts. West Virginia, however, takes it a step further, lowering the minimum number of employees to 12 for discrimination claims or one employee for issues dealing with wage discrimination based on gender.
Our Charleston employment lawyer can determine if you have a claim and recommend the right course of action to favorably resolve your issue.
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