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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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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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