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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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Supreme Court decision protects LGBTQ workers

Can I get fired for being gay, lesbian or transgender? Until June 2020, the answer to that question was “yes” in nearly half of the states. LBGTQ employees had no federal protection against losing their jobs. On June 13, however, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the side of the LBGTQ community. An NPR report...

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Is weight discrimination in the workplace against the law?

An experienced West Virginia workplace discrimination attorney explains Many forms of discrimination are against the law, including workplace discrimination based on someone’s race, gender, religion, disability, age or another protected class. What if someone is overweight? Can a company discriminate against an employee based on how much they weigh? Or is that against the law?...

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A rise in domestic violence linked to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice recently issued a “safer-at-home” order to replace the stay-at-home order. During the stay-at-home order, residents were urged to shelter in place and only travel for essential purposes, like going to work, getting groceries, and getting medical attention. What we once considered “normal” may not return for several weeks or months,...

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Should my employer have a strict anti-harassment policy?

No employee should have to feel out of place at work or fear a coworker or supervisor. Unfortunately, workplace harassment happens more often than we'd like to think. Some research concludes that about half of American workers have either experienced workplace harassment or witnessed it. Explicit vs. subtle harassment Workplace harassment can either be explicit...

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Breaking down the top workplace discrimination claims

As an employee, you have the right to feel welcomed and encouraged in the workplace – not thought of as inferior or treated with hostility. Sadly, a lot of workers are mistreated and are subject to unfair judgment and inequality in the workplace. Workplace discrimination is a serious charge. According to data from the Equal...

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Truck driver gets $48K in UPS whistleblower retaliation case

The federal government ordered a UPS facility in New Hampshire to pay nearly $50,000 for retaliating against a driver who insisted on following the rules. In March 2019, managers at a UPS Ground Freight facility in Londonderry, New Hampshire suspended, harassed and fired a truck driver after he refused to operate a truck without an...

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What impact has the #MeToo movement had on the workplace?

It's been two years since the #MeToo movement swept across the United States, forever changing how workplace sexual harassment is handled. In a radio interview on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, host David Greene interviews victims and other people involved in the #MeToo movement. The interview sheds light on the impact the #MeToo movement has had...

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OSHA outlines how employers can protect whistleblowers from workplace retaliation

Disgruntled or not, an employee has a right under federal whistleblower laws to report workplace health and safety issues without retaliation. The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has outlined steps to help employers deal with these issues, according to The National Law Review. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers...

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