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Paternity leave needs more support from employers, study finds

Employers need to do more to encourage fathers to take paternity leave, according to a recent study. Researchers say many men do not take paternity leave because they are afraid that taking time off to care for children might hurt their careers. Unfortunately, those fears of workplace discrimination might be real, according to the study’s...

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WVU doctor claims she was wrongfully terminated

No matter how far you go in your career, your rights as an employee can still be violated. Recently, a top U.S. doctor who was recruited by a major West Virginia medical school to start a bone marrow transplant program for children says she was illegally fired for pointing out safety concerns that could affect...

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Drunk driving remains a big problem on our nation’s roads

West Virginia lawyers explain what you need to know to protect your rights The dangers of drinking and driving have been documented for decades. That’s why so many states have such strict laws involving drunk driving. Even so, car accidents caused by drunk drivers continue to be a serious problem across the country and in...

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How do I adopt a child in West Virginia?

If you’re considering adoption, congratulations! Adding a child or children to a home can be one of the best, most rewarding, life-altering experiences a person can have. Getting started on the adoption process, however, is often complicated and can feel overwhelming. How to adopt a child isn’t exactly common knowledge. Lawyers experienced in West Virginia...

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Are traumatic brain injuries common after car accidents?

Car accidents are frightening experiences. If you’re lucky, you might walk away shaken but unharmed. Unfortunately, crashes often result in some of the most serious injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI). A car crash is the most common cause of a brain injury for young adults, according to MedlinePlus. How do you know if you...

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Critical steps you should take after a car accident

A West Virginia car accident lawyer discusses what you should do after being involved in a crash. No matter how safe and responsible of a driver you may be, everyone is at risk of being involved in a crash. We can't always avoid the drivers who speed, drive distracted, drive impaired, or fall asleep at...

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How to deal with an abusive boss at work

When you think of an abusive manager, you probably think of a tyrant – someone who screams and intimidates. Or you think of someone who uses their position as a weapon, coercing underlings for favors that, in the worst cases, are sexual in nature. Not every bullying boss gets physical with subordinates. In some cases,...

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3 ways mothers can respond to workplace discrimination

We’d like to think that in 2020, new mothers no longer have to deal with discrimination in the workplace. As seen in a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine in 2017, and in many examples our firm has handled, that just isn’t the case. At Klie Law Offices, we know that there is still a...

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Were you wrongfully terminated?

If you were wrongfully terminated from your job, you may not be fully aware of your legal rights. West Virginia and many other states across the U.S. have what is called an "employment at will" law. This means that an employer can terminate your position for any reason or no reason at all, as long...

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