Charleston Wrongful Termination Lawyer
Wrongfully Discharged? Call Hoosier Law Firm, PLLC (800) 455-8721.
West Virginias employees are protected from wrongful dismissal or retaliatory discharge under both state and federal law. Even with these protections in place, however, workers can be taken advantage of, particularly when they report unlawful or harassing behavior.
Wrongful termination cases are nuanced and the laws are complex. You may be confused as to whether your termination was wrongful or if your employer’s actions were against the law. At Hoosier Law Firm, PLLC, we are ready to listen to your side of the story and can advise you on your rights and legal options under the law. We are passionate about ensuring that you are treated fairly and your situation is not allowed to happen to others.
What Is Wrongful Termination?
West Virginia classifies employees as “at-will,” which means employers can terminate their employment at any time and without reason. At-will status makes proving wrongful termination difficult, but with the help of our dedicated attorney, you can rest easier knowing you have a knowledgeable guide on your side.
Wrongful termination claims can be brought against a company for a number of reasons, including:
- A workplace injury
- Breach of contract
- Discrimination based on a protected class
- FMLA, jury duty, military, or voting leave
- Refusal to provide a safe work environment
- Retaliation, such as in a whistleblower case
- Sexual harassment or “quid pro quo” situations
- Wage and hour disputes
Filing a Claim for Wrongful Termination in West Virginia
Claimants must file a complaint with the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, located in Charleston, who will record the complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC is the federal commission put in place to investigate workplace discrimination claims. They can bring a lawsuit against your employer in civil court.
At Hoosier Law Firm, PLLC, our Charleston wrongful termination attorney is ready to help. We can listen to your story, stand by your side, and uphold your rights throughout the duration of your lawsuit. We handle cases on contingency, meaning you do not owe us unless we are able to recover for you. In addition, we offer free, no-obligation consultations to help you get started.
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