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Employer Retaliation

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Employer retaliation cases can be very complicated and upsetting. Depending on the circumstances of your particular case, you could be dealing with a wide range of legal issues, including loss of employment, demotion or being passed over for a promotion.

These cases can be complex because many employers deny doing anything wrong – and they have team of lawyers on their side to make their case. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced attorney on your side who fully understands West Virginia’s employment laws. That’s why you need us.

Our experienced West Virginia employer retaliation attorneys at Klie Law Offices can work with you every step of the way. From explaining all the legal options available to you to representing you in all negotiations with your employer or in court, we’re here for you when you need us most.

It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for reporting harassment. (Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Why employers retaliate

Employers retaliate against employees for many different reasons. Common reasons why employers punish employees for their actions include:

  • Employee files complaint against supervisor
  • Employee files discrimination complaint
  • Union-related activities
  • Employee requests long-term medical leave

Although these actions are legally protected exercises of workers’ rights, some employees break the law and retaliate. Some of the ways employers retaliate against such actions include:

  • Firing employee
  • Demoting employee
  • Passing employee over for promotion
  • Changing employee’s schedule to a less desirable schedule (nights, weekends, etc.)
  • Giving unjustified negative performance evaluations
  • Filing a complaint against the employee, which could affect future advancement

Whatever type of retaliation case you’re dealing with, no matter how complicated or straightforward it might seem, contact our law firm as soon as possible and schedule your free case evaluation today.

How we can help you

If your employer, a supervisor or co-worker retaliates against you for any reason, you need to make sure you have an experienced legal team on your side. That’s because your employer will likely do the same thing – have a team of attorneys representing their interests.

We know how to take on employers who are not treating you fairly. Our approach begins with taking the time to find out exactly what happened to you. We will then explain all the legal options available to you. That way, you can make an informed decision about what approach you want us to take to successfully resolve your case.

And if they refuse to cooperate, we’re prepared to take your employer to court and file a lawsuit against them on your behalf at any time. Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. You don’t deserve to be punished. You have rights and we can fight for them. Call now for justice.

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